• Short Summary

    LIKE THE GHOST OF A BYGONE AGE, THE THREE-MASTED TRAINING SHIP "GORCH FOCK" SAILED GRACEFULLY UP THE HUDSON RIVER INTO THE HUSTLE AND BUSTLE OF THE PORT OF NEW YORK MAY 7.

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    LIKE THE GHOST OF A BYGONE AGE, THE THREE-MASTED TRAINING SHIP "GORCH FOCK" SAILED GRACEFULLY UP THE HUDSON RIVER INTO THE HUSTLE AND BUSTLE OF THE PORT OF NEW YORK MAY 7. THE WEST GERMAN NAVY'S 257-FOOT BARQUE, WITH 180 CADETS ABOARD, IS ON A COMBINED TRAINING AND GOODWILL CRUISE THAT BEGAN IN HER HOME PORT OF KIEL ON MAR 20, WITH STOPS ENROUTE IN THE CANARY ISLES.

    ALTHOUGH THE SHIP WAS LAUNCHED AS RECENTLY AS 1959, SHE STIRRED MEMORIES OF ANCIENT TIMES AS THE WIND WHISTLED THROUGH HER RIGGING AND BILLOWED HER TWENTY-THREE SAILS. BUT IN CONTRAST TO THE WOODEN-HULLED MERCHANT SAILING VESSELS OF A CENTURY AGO, THE "GORCH FOCK" HAS A STEEL HULL, AND IS EQUIPPED WITH ELECTRONIC NAVIGATION AND COMMUNICATION AIDS. SHE ALSO HAS AN 800-HORSEPOWER DIESEL ENGINE TO SUPPLEMENT HER SPREAD OF SAILS FOR PROPULSION. SHE REPLACED THE TRAINING SHIP "PAMIR" WHICH SANK WITH THE LOSS OF 80 LIVES DURING AN ATLANTIC HURRICANE IN 1957.

    THE CADETS, FUTURE OFFICERS AND NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS, ARE THE FIRST OF THE GERMAN NAVY TO VISIT NEW YORK SINCE 1936. DURING THEIR SEVEN-DAYS STAY, THEY, AND THEIR COMMANDER, CAPTAIN WOLFGANG ERHARDT, WILL BE THE GUESTS OF THE COMMANDER OF THE U.S. AIRCRAFT CARRIER "ESSEX", WHICH VISITED HAMSURG LAST JANUARY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADGHIC9OS9V178XSBJ1FX196JI
    Media URN:
    VLVADGHIC9OS9V178XSBJ1FX196JI
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/05/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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