• Short Summary

    THE UNITED STATES SUBMARINE "SAM HOUSTON" ARRIVED AT THE TURKISH PORT OF IZMIR ON 14 APRIL FOR A COURTESY VISIT.

  • Description

    THE UNITED STATES SUBMARINE "SAM HOUSTON" ARRIVED AT THE TURKISH PORT OF IZMIR ON 14 APRIL FOR A COURTESY VISIT.THE NUCLEAR SUBMARINE WAS GREETED BY A NUMBER OF OTHER US SHIPS LAYING AT ANCHOR WITH FLAGS AT HALF-MAST IN SALUTE TO THE MEN WHO DIED IN THE RECENT "THRESHER" TRAGEDY.

    OFFICIALS OF THE TURKISH GOVERNMENT AND MILITARY LEADERS WERE INVITED ABOARD THE "SAM HOUSTON" TO LOOK OVER THE SUBMARINE.NAMED AFTER A NINETEENTH CENTURY WAR HERO, IT IS 410 FT.LONG, AND DRIVEN BY STEAM TURBINES POWERED BY A WATER-COOLED NUCLEAR REACTOR.

    THE SUBMARINE, WHICH CARRIES 16 POLARIS MISSILES, WAS ASSIGNED TO THE MEDITERRANEAN AREA AFTER THE RECENT DECISION TO REMOVE THE JUPITER MISSILES FROM TURKEY.A TURKISH NAVAL EXPERT HAS CLAIMED THAT A POLARIS SUBMARINE DETERRENT FOR TURKEY BECAUSE 16 MAJOR RUSSIAN CITIES - INCLUDING MOSCOW, LENINGRAD AND VOLGOGRAD (STALINGRAD) - WOULD BE WITHIN RANGE OF ITS MISSILES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADPNYP2401COHQNTVYXBSWHV23
    Media URN:
    VLVADPNYP2401COHQNTVYXBSWHV23
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/04/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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