• Short Summary

    Britain's Saunders-Roe SRN 1 Hovercraft successfully crossed the Channel from Calais to Dover, July 25, Starting from Calais at 04.49 and skimming 10 inches (or about 25 centimetres) above the water, it arrived at Dover 2 hours 3 minutes later, after stopping in mid-Channel to refuel.

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    Britain's Saunders-Roe SRN 1 Hovercraft successfully crossed the Channel from Calais to Dover, July 25, Starting from Calais at 04.49 and skimming 10 inches (or about 25 centimetres) above the water, it arrived at Dover 2 hours 3 minutes later, after stopping in mid-Channel to refuel.

    The pilot, Commander Peter Lamb, said afterwards that no difficulties were encountered during the crossing, but there were strong headwinds which slowed them down, and he had to reduce speed because of the rough sea: a spokesman for Saunders-Roe, the makers of the Hovercraft, said that but for the head-winds the trip would have been completed in 30 minutes and without refuelling.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE2BDLZ744WMR9LSVSP15KTAQ5
    Media URN:
    VLVAE2BDLZ744WMR9LSVSP15KTAQ5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/07/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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