• Short Summary

    SHIPS OF THE UNITED STATES SEVENTH FLEET ARE CONTINUING THEIR PATROL OFF VIETNAM, FOLLOWING THE RETALIATORY RAID ON NORTH VIETNAMESE BASES BY AIRCRAFT FROM THE FLEET'S CARRIERS.

  • Description

    SHIPS OF THE UNITED STATES SEVENTH FLEET ARE CONTINUING THEIR PATROL OFF VIETNAM, FOLLOWING THE RETALIATORY RAID ON NORTH VIETNAMESE BASES BY AIRCRAFT FROM THE FLEET'S CARRIERS.

    THE FLEET CONSISTS OF ONE-HUNDRED-AND-TWENTY-FIVE WARSHIPS, SUPPORTED BY SIX-HUNDRED-AND-FIFTY AIRCRAFT, AND IS DESCRIBED AS THE AMERICAN NAVY'S ADVANCE DETERRENT FORCE IN THE WESTERN PACIFIC.

    IT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR PROTECTING UNITED STATES INTERESTS ON ALMOST ONE-FIFTH OF THE EARTH'S SURFACE -- FROM THE BERING SEA IN THE NORTH TO ANTARCTICA.

    THE FILM SHOWS SOME OF THE SHIPS INVOLVED IN REPULSING THE ATTACK BY NORTH VIETNAMESE TORPEDO BOATS, AND LATER LAUNCHING A COUNTER-ATTACK ON NORTH VIETNAMESE BASES. IT WAS TAKEN AFTER THE COUNTER-ATTACK.

    THE FIRST NORTH VIETNAMESE ATTACK WAS MADE ON THE U.S.S MADDOX (SHOWN) IN THE GULF OF TONKIN ON 2ND AUGUST. ANOTHER ATTACK FOLLOWED TWO DAYS LATER.

    AMONG THE SHIPS WHOSE AIRCRAFT JOINED IN REPELLING THE TORPEDO BOATS WAS THE U.S.S. TICONDEROGA (SHOWN), OF 30 000 TONS.

    THE TICONDEROGA CARRIES 60 'PLANES, INCLUDING F-8 JET CRUSADERS AND SKYRAIDERS. IT'S THE SHIP OF REAR ADMIRAL R.B. MOORE, THE COMMANDER OF THE FLEET'S CARRIER DIVISION FIVE.

    ON AUGUST THE 5TH, 'PLANES FROM THE TICONDEROGA AND ANOTHER CARRIER, THE CONSTELLATION, (NOT SHOWN) MADE A RETALIATORY ATTACK ON FOUR NORTH VIETNAMESE BASES, DESTROYING ABOUT 25 TORPEDO BOATS WITH BOMBS AND ROCKETS.

    THEY ALSO SEVERELY DAMAGED AN OIL STORAGE DEPOT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAE8MA5ZDYZTO2VDA3GH6OB5UOM
    Media URN:
    VLVAE8MA5ZDYZTO2VDA3GH6OB5UOM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/08/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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