• Short Summary

    IN SINGAPORE, FOUR ROYAL NAVAL COASTAL MINESWEEPERS AND TWO SEAWARD DEFENCE BOATS FOR THE DEFENCE OF MALAYSIA WERE COMMISSIONED AT THE BRITISH NAVAL BASE YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) AFTER A RELIGIOUS CEREMONY.

  • Description

    IN SINGAPORE, FOUR ROYAL NAVAL COASTAL MINESWEEPERS AND TWO SEAWARD DEFENCE BOATS FOR THE DEFENCE OF MALAYSIA WERE COMMISSIONED AT THE BRITISH NAVAL BASE YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) AFTER A RELIGIOUS CEREMONY. THE SERVICE WAS ATTENDED BY 180 BRITISH SAILORS AND THEIR COMMANDING OFFICERS WHO WERE FLOWN OUT FROM BRITAIN IN THE PAST TWO WEEKS TO MAN THE SIX NEW SHIPS.

    THE NEW SHIPS WILL BEGIN OPERATING OFF SINGAPORE AND MALAYA IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS. TAKEN FROM BRITAIN'S RESERVE FLEET, THEY'LL ASSIST OTHER MALAYSIAN, AUSTRALIAN AND BRITISH PATROLS COMBATTING INFILTRATION INTO WESTERN MALAYSIA.

    THE SHIPS ARE EQUIPPED WITH 40 M.M. GUNS AND LIGHT MACHINE GUNS AND ARE CAPABLE OF SPEEDS UP TO 17 KNOTS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAD9XGLV3O1MFX5OWTNQ6XHT0XL
    Media URN:
    VLVAD9XGLV3O1MFX5OWTNQ6XHT0XL
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/01/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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