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    THREE AUSTRALIAN WARSHIPS ARE IN HONGKONG ON A RECREATIONAL VISIT. THEY ARE THE MELBOURNE, A?

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    THREE AUSTRALIAN WARSHIPS ARE IN HONGKONG ON A RECREATIONAL VISIT. THEY ARE THE MELBOURNE, A 16,000-TON AIRCRAFT CARRIER, GUIDED-MISSILE FRIGATE, THE DERWENT AND SUPPLY, A FLEET TANKER.

    THE WARSHIPS ARRIVED YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) ON THEIR SUMMER CRUISE. THEY LEFT AUSTRALIA IN EARLY MAY AND HAVE ALREADY BEEN TO THE PHILIPPINES AND JAPAN.

    HMAS MELBOURNE IS THE FLAGSHIP OF REAR-ADMIRAL R.J. PEEK, COMMANDER OF THE AUSTRALIAN FLEET.

    SINCE 1964, SHIPS OF THE AUSTRALIAN FLEET HAVE VISITED HONGKONG ANNUALLY DURING THEIR SUMMER CRUISE.

    THEIR CURRENT VISIT COMES IN THE WAKE OF INTENSE CRITICISM FROM PEKING OVER THE PRESENCE OF THE BRITISH COMMANDO CARRIER BULWARK, IN THE BRITISH COLONY DURING THE PAST WEEK. THE BULWARK, WHOSE VISIT WAS DESCRIBED BY THE PEKING PRESS AS A "RETURN TO GUNBOAT DIPLOMACY" AND DESIGNED TO INTIMIDATE HONGKONG CHINESE, IS AT PRESENT TAKING PART IN EXERCISES OFF SAIKUNG PENINSULA, IN THE NEW TERRITORIES.

    THE AUSTRALIAN WARSHIPS ARE NOT SCHEDULED TO TAKE PART IN ANY EXERCISES DURING THEIR TWO-WEEK VISIT DESCRIBED AS A "RECREATIONAL" ONE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADTZGI9N3DYR1IR2UDQ751A69C
    Media URN:
    VLVADTZGI9N3DYR1IR2UDQ751A69C
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/06/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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