• Short Summary

    THE 35,000-TON (DEADWEIGHT) SOVIET TANKER "LUGANSK" WAS LAUNCHED AT HIROSHIMA OCT 30 BY THE MITSUBISHI COMPANY, ONE OF THE BIGGEST JAPANESE SHIPBUILDING FIRMS.

  • Description

    THE 35,000-TON (DEADWEIGHT) SOVIET TANKER "LUGANSK" WAS LAUNCHED AT HIROSHIMA OCT 30 BY THE MITSUBISHI COMPANY, ONE OF THE BIGGEST JAPANESE SHIPBUILDING FIRMS. THE VESSEL IS THE FIRST OF TWO SISTER SHIPS ORDERED BY SUDIMPORT, THE RUSSIAN SHIPPING IMPORT REORGANISATION.

    MRS. SERGUEEV, WIFE OF THE RUSSIAN COUNSELLOR, NAMED THE SHIP BY CUTTING A TAPE WHICH BROKE A SPHERE OF CONFETTI AGAINST THE BOW. A FEATURE OF THE DIESEL-POWERED "LUGANSK" IS THE SPACIOUS RECREATION LOUNGE AND SWIMMING POOL FOR THE CREWS.

    "LUGANSK" WILL HAVE A CRUISING SPEED OF 17.7 KNOTS. SHE IS 195 METRES LONG, AND HAS BEAM OF 14.25 METRES. CONSTRUCTION OF THE SHIP BEGAN IN JUNE.WORK ON THE SECOND TANKER IS SCHEDULED TO BEGIN SOON FOR COMPLETION NEXT MARCH. THE COST OF EACH SHIP - TWO BILLION YEN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABLUAB064FA8HPS4LM0SDKXGQX
    Media URN:
    VLVABLUAB064FA8HPS4LM0SDKXGQX
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/11/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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