• Short Summary

    BRITAIN'S FIRST NUCLEAR SUBMARINE, THE GBP20 MILLION 'DREADNOUGHT', WAS PUT THROUGH HER PACES AT A PRESS DEMONSTRATION OF SOUTHERN ENGLAND TODAY (TUESDAY).

  • Description

    1.
    GV 'DREADNOUGHT' IN PORTSMOUTH HARBOUR.
    0.06

    2.
    CU.PAN..CONNING TOWER.
    0.11

    3.
    CU REAR STABILISERS.
    0.14

    4.
    CU.PAN ALONG...DECK TO CAPTAIN.
    0.20

    5.
    SV.INT..SAILOR DOWN HATCH.
    0.23

    6.
    GV & CU..RATING MESS-ROOM, AND CU CREW EATING.
    0.31

    7.
    SV.PAN..ENTRANCE TO SECTOR HOUSING REACTOR.
    0.37

    8.
    CU SING "CHECKPOINT CHARLIE" PAN TO OFFICER ENTERING REACTOR.
    0.44

    9.
    CU SING "WARNING RADIO ACTIVITY." PAN TO OFFICER ATTACHES DISC TO CLOTHING.
    0.53

    10.
    LV TORPEDO ROOM SV CONTROLS.
    0.57

    11.
    SV CONTROLS.
    1.04

    12.
    CU.PAN ALONG...CONSOL, PAN TO C.U HELMSMAN AT CONTROLS.
    1.20

    13.
    CU.PAN DOWN...HYDROPLANE
    1.27

    14.
    CU UP PERISCOPE, OFFICER LOOKS THROUGH.
    1.40

    15.
    CU CAMERA'S VIEW THROUGH PERISCOPE.
    1.45

    16.
    GV BOW OF SUBMARINE THROUGH SEA.
    1.47

    17.
    CU OFFICER AT PERISCOPE.
    1.51

    18.
    GTV OFFICER ON BRIDGE.
    1.59

    19.
    GV REAR OF SUBMARINE THROUGH WASH.
    2.02



    Initials PGR/V/AW/GH


    EDITORS: EMBARGOED TILL 0030 GMT SEPT 11.
    EDITORS: SEE ALSO PROD 2638/63 APRIL 16 - DREADNOUGHT PREVIEW.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: BRITAIN'S FIRST NUCLEAR SUBMARINE, THE GBP20 MILLION 'DREADNOUGHT', WAS PUT THROUGH HER PACES AT A PRESS DEMONSTRATION OF SOUTHERN ENGLAND TODAY (TUESDAY).THE 4,000-TON DREADNOUGHT IS AN ATTACK SUBMARINE, DESIGNED TO PROVIDE ANTI-SUBMARINE ESCORT FOR SURFACE TASK FORCES AND TO HUNT DOWN AND DESTROY ENEMY SUBMARINES AND SURFACE SHIPS.

    AT SEA, THE SUBMARINE LOOKS CONVENTIONAL ENOUGH,ALTHOUGH HER TEAR-DROP HULL MAKES HER LOOK LIKE A WHALE -- BUT INSIDE SHE'S FITTED WITH A MASS OF COMPLEX ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, INCLUDING THE BRITISH NAVY'S MOST MODERN PERISCOPE.

    TORPEDOES ARE HER MAIN ARMAMENT, AND SHE HAS THE LATEST SONAR, NAVIGATION AND COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT.THE SUBMARINE IS HANDLED BY POWERED CONTROLS, USING A TYPE OF JOYSTICK STEERING WHEEL WITH ELABORATE INSTRUMENT PANELS SIMILAR TO THOSE IN AN AIRLINER.

    AT HIGH SPEED SHE BEHAVES AND HANDLES LIKE AN AIRCRAFT, AND CAN BE SET ON COURSE AND DEPTH BY AN AUTOMATIC PILOT.MODERN AIR-CONDITIONING AND PURIFICATION PLANT ENABLE HER TO OPERATE ON PATROLS OF OVER TWO MONTHS DURATION WITHOUT HAVING TO SURFACE.

    'DREADNOUGHT' IS POWERED BY A PRESSURISED WATER REACTOR OF AMERICAN DESIGN HOUSED IN A SPECIAL PROTECTIVE SECTION JUST AFT OF THE CONNING TOWER.SHE CARRIES A CREW OF 91.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAGJTN70R7AKROJIMSW14ZME55
    Media URN:
    VLVAAGJTN70R7AKROJIMSW14ZME55
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/09/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:10:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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