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    At the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Apr. 8, the commissioning ceremony of the latest American guided missile frigate, USS "Dahlgren" took place before a crowd of high-ranking naval officers and guests.

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    At the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Apr. 8, the commissioning ceremony of the latest American guided missile frigate, USS "Dahlgren" took place before a crowd of high-ranking naval officers and guests. The Commissioning speech was read by Rear Admiral Charles Lyman, Commandant of the Fourth Naval District.

    After the Commissioning speech Commanding Officer of the "Dahlgren", Commander Cary Landis, read his orders and set the first watch. The company was then addressed by the United States Under Secretary of Navy Paul Burgess. The Reverend John Roak of Philadelphia said the Benidiction.

    Launched on Mar. 16, 1960, the "Dahlgren" is armed with Terrier all-weather surface-to-air guided missiles. These weapons can intercept and destroy enemy aircraft at long ranges and high altitudes. The 5,400-ton warship is 512 ft. long with a beam of 50 ft. Fitted with the latest Sonar device to locate submarines she can fire an anti-submarine rocket for long range attacks. At close quarters attacks are conducted with homing torpedoes.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEE6N7LMTLQ1BNQZDFXX7UH7VY
    Media URN:
    VLVAEE6N7LMTLQ1BNQZDFXX7UH7VY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/04/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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