• Short Summary

    A new warship for the Nigerian Navy was commissioned at Britain's Royal Navy dockyard at Portsmouth on Thursday (7 December).

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    A new warship for the Nigerian Navy was commissioned at Britain's Royal Navy dockyard at Portsmouth on Thursday (7 December).

    The ceremony was performed by the First Lord of the Nigerian Navy, Vice-Admiral J.E.A. Wey.

    The vessel is the 600-ton British built corvette NNS Dorina, the first of two designed and built by Vosper Thornycroft Limited for the Nigerian Navy.

    The Dorina was handed over to its 34-year-old captain, commandeer Akin Aduwo, who has served in the Nigerian Navy for 14 years.

    The new corvette cost GBP2 million sterling (5 million dollars) and was launched at Portsmouth shipyard in September, 1970. It is armed with modern fire control, a twin four-inch gun and smaller weapons.

    Its crew comprises seven officers, thirteen senior ratings and 40 junior ratings.

    The Dorina and its sister ship, N.N.S. Otobo, are known as Hippopotamus Class ships. Each has a name that means "hippopotamus" in one of the main languages of Nigeria.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC194U8AB8G4EGCSW7R5XNYXM4
    Media URN:
    VLVAC194U8AB8G4EGCSW7R5XNYXM4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/12/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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