• Short Summary

    THE 2,800-TON DARING CLASS DESTROYER, H.M.S. DUCHESS, LEFT SINGAPORE ON APRIL 6 FOR SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA,?

  • Description

    THE 2,800-TON DARING CLASS DESTROYER, H.M.S. DUCHESS, LEFT SINGAPORE ON APRIL 6 FOR SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, WHERE SHE WILL BE HANDED OVER TO THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY.

    THE DUCHESS IS ON A FOUR-YEAR LOAN TO THE AUSTRALIAN NAVY TO REPLACE THE DESTROYER 'VOYAGER', WHICH WAS LOST IN EARLY FEBRUARY FOLLOWING A COLLISION WITH THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER MELBOURNE, OFF THE COAST OF JERVIS BAY.

    AS THE 'DUCHESS' PULLED OUT OF THE ROYAL NAVY DOCKYARD,STRINGS OF FIRE CRACKERS AND FIREWORKS WERE LIT. A BAND WAS ALSO IN ATTENDANCE. SHE FLEW HER PAYING-OFF PENNANT AS SHE STEAMED OUT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACRLMG98H4GI6K4CYWHVYAR58C
    Media URN:
    VLVACRLMG98H4GI6K4CYWHVYAR58C
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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