• Short Summary

    HIGH WINDS DELAYED THE LAUNCHING OF THE MOTOR SHIP WINSTON CHURCHILL WHICH WAS DUE TO TAKE PLACE IN GENOA, ITALY ON SATURDAY (APRIL 22).

  • Description

    HIGH WINDS DELAYED THE LAUNCHING OF THE MOTOR SHIP WINSTON CHURCHILL WHICH WAS DUE TO TAKE PLACE IN GENOA, ITALY ON SATURDAY (APRIL 22). THE SHIP IS DENMARK'S NEWEST AND LARGEST PASSENGER / VEHICLE VESSEL.

    BUT THE WINDS SHOULDN'T INTERFERE WITH THE NAMING CEREMONY. THAT WILL BE PERFORMED BY BARONESS SPENCER-CHURCHILL OF CHARTWELL, WIFE OF THE LATE SIR WINSTON, WHEN THE SHIP CALLS AT GREENWICH, U.K. ON MAY 30.

    THE SHIP HAS BEEN BUILT FOR THE UNITED STEAMSHIP COMPANY OF COPENHAGEN, DENMARK. THE OWNERS SAY THEY HAVE SELECTED THE NAME WINSTON CHURCHILL "AS A MARK OF RESPECT TO THE GREAT BRITISH STATESMAN WHO HELPED SUSTAIN THE DANISH NATION DURING THE PERIOD OF WARTIME OCCUPATIONS".

    THE NEW SHIP HAS AIR CONDITIONED ACCOMMODATION FOR 462 PASSENGERS AND SPACE FOR 130 CARS WITH DRIVE ON /DRIVE OFF FACILITIES. THE UNITED STEAMSHIP COMPANY HAVE OPERATED REGULAR PASSENGER SERVICES BETWEEN DENMARK AND ENGLAND FOR NEARLY 100 YEARS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAE9SNEOGK2KRMWO0VED9I4AP27
    Media URN:
    VLVAE9SNEOGK2KRMWO0VED9I4AP27
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/04/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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