• Short Summary

    THE LARGEST SHIP YET BUILT FOR THE WEST GERMAN MERCHANT MARINE WAS LAUNCHED TODAY (MONDAY), AT HAMBURG.

  • Description

    THE LARGEST SHIP YET BUILT FOR THE WEST GERMAN MERCHANT MARINE WAS LAUNCHED TODAY (MONDAY), AT HAMBURG. SHE IS THE 91-THOUSAND-TON SUPER-TANKER, ESSO BAYERN, WHICH HAS AN UNUSUALLY SHAPED HULL THAT WILL ENABLE HER TO STEAM AT HIGH SPEEDS WHEN FULLY LADEN.

    ESSO BAYERN HAS A LENGTH OF 855 FEET, (260 METERS), AND A MAXIMUM BEAM OF 123 FEET, (38.1 METERS). FULLY LADEN HER HOLDS CAN CARRY MORE THAN 110-THOUSAND CUBIC METERS OF CRUDE OIL.

    THE MOST UNUSUAL FEATURE OF THE SUPER-TANKER IS HER UNUSUAL BOW DESIGN, WHICH WILL ENABLE HER TO CRUISE AT MORE THAN 17 KNOTS WITH HER TANKS FULL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE1ZCJ3ZISCVNTJ5PSTTAZ961V
    Media URN:
    VLVAE1ZCJ3ZISCVNTJ5PSTTAZ961V
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/01/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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