• Short Summary

    THE ROYAL BARGE "SUPPANNAHONGSE", AFTER TWO MONTHS UNDERGOING REPAIRS, WAS LAUNCHED AT THE NAVAL DOCKYARDS IN BANGKOK LAST WEEK.

  • Description

    THE ROYAL BARGE "SUPPANNAHONGSE", AFTER TWO MONTHS UNDERGOING REPAIRS, WAS LAUNCHED AT THE NAVAL DOCKYARDS IN BANGKOK LAST WEEK.

    THE BARGE WAS RELEASED FROM ITS MOORINGS AND 50 OARSMEN ROWED IT TO A PIER.

    THE "SUPPANNAHONGSE" IS 44.90 METRES LONG AND WEIGHS 40 TONS. ANOTHER ROYAL BARGE, "ANANTNAKARAJ" HAD ALSO UNDERGONE SIMILAR REPAIRS. THE TOTAL COST OF REPAIRING AND RECONDITIONING THE TWO BARGES WAS ESTIMATED AT 340,000 BART (ABOUT 3,400 STERLING). THE ORNATE BARGE,WITH A BOW DECORATION OF SEVEN DRAGONS, WILL BE USED IN A PROCESSION ON OCTOBER 27 BY THE KING OF THAILAND TO CARRY GIFTS DOWN BANGKOK'S CHAD PHYA RIVER -- TO ONE OF THE COUNTRY'S MOST FAMOUS TEMPLES. THE GIFTS WILL BE GIVEN FOR PRESENTATION TO BUDDHIST PRIESTS.

    THE CEREMONY MARKS THE END OF THE BUDDHIST LENT, ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT DATES IN THE BUDDHIST CALENDAR.

    IN THE PROCESSION, THE ROYAL BARGES WILL BE JOINED BY 38 OTHER BARGES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACC0V216SRYANOZ4R7Y6DD9ANZ
    Media URN:
    VLVACC0V216SRYANOZ4R7Y6DD9ANZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/10/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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