• Short Summary

    INTO SCOTLAND'S HOLY LOCH TODAY (WEDNESDAY) SAILED THE AMERICAN VESSEL, "U.S.S. HUNLEY". A POLARIS SUBMARINE?

  • Description

    INTO SCOTLAND'S HOLY LOCH TODAY (WEDNESDAY) SAILED THE AMERICAN VESSEL, "U.S.S. HUNLEY". A POLARIS SUBMARINE DEPOT SHIP THE "HUNLEY" WILL RELIEVE THE "PROTEUS" WHICH HAS BEEN SUPPLYING SUBMARINES FROM THE SCOTTISH BASE FOR NEARLY TWO YEARS.

    DURING SMALL-SCALE DEMONSTRATION, ANTI-NUCLEAR CAMPAIGNERS PARADED UP AND DOWN WITH BANNERS CALLING FOR THE REMOVAL OF THE POLARIS BASE. BUT THE ARRIVAL OF THE "HUNLEY" WAS GREETED BY CHEERS FROM OTHER AMERICAN SHIPS IN THE LOCH, WHILE A FLOTILLA OF SMALL BOATS FUSSED AROUND THE NEW DEPOT SHIP.

    THE LARGEST AND NEWEST SUBMARINE TENDER IN THE US NAVY, THE "HUNLEY" WAS COMMISSIONED LAST JUNE TO PROVIDE POLARIS SUBMARINES WITH GUIDED WEAPONS AND SUPPLIES. SO MUCH EQUIPMENT HAD TO BE LOADED THAT THE TASK OF TAKING ABOARD STORES TOOK 45 DAYS. THERE ARE NOW SEVEN SUBMARINES IN AMERICA'S ONLY OPERATIONAL POLARIS SQUADRON: THE LATEST CARRY A POLARIS MISSILES WITH A RANGE OF 1,800 MILES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABMOQHLDKWYLTL0N2R1WERZ657
    Media URN:
    VLVABMOQHLDKWYLTL0N2R1WERZ657
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/01/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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