• Short Summary

    ONE OF BRITAIN'S NOTED TOURIST ATTRACTION IS NELSON'S FLAGSHIP H.M.S. VICTORY. SHE HAS BEEN UNDERGOING?

  • Description

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    LV THE VICTORY.
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    SV PAN... SUPERSTRUCTURE TO SIGN "VICTORY".
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    CU FIGUREHEAD.
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    LV MAIN CROSS MAST.
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    MV MEN PULL ON A ROPE HOISTING CROSS MAST.
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    CU RIGGER SIGNALS.
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    MV MEN PULL.
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    LV MAIN CROSS MAST.
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    MV ELEVATED RIGGERS LACE LINES TO CROSS MAST.
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    CU DITTO.
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    SV DITTO.
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    LV MAST.
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    STV RIGGERS WORK ON MAST.
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    HIGH ANGLE... MAST END.
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    HIGH ANGLE... GENERAL VIEW DECK.
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    LV THE VICTORY.
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    Initials JRG/V/JF/LW



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: ONE OF BRITAIN'S NOTED TOURIST ATTRACTION IS NELSON'S FLAGSHIP H.M.S. VICTORY. SHE HAS BEEN UNDERGOING RERIGGING AND HAS BEEN CLOSED TO VISITORS. HOWEVER TODAY (SATURDAY) THE MAIN CROSS MAST WAS PLACED IN POSITION - ONE OF THE MAIN JOBS TO BE DONE.

    34 MILES (55 KMS) OF ITALIAN ROPE IS BEING USED FOR RERIGGING THE 2162-TON MAN-OF-WAR. AND IT SHOULD LAST AGAINST THE RIGOUR OF THE ENGLISH CLIMATE FOR AT LEAST 30 YEARS.

    HEMP IS BEING USED TO REPLACE THE OLD RIGGING OF SISAL A CHEAPER AND LESS DURABLE MATERIAL. BUT NOT THE AUTHENTIC ONE - AS HEMP WAS USED IN NELSON'S DAY.

    IN ALL, 8 1/2 TONS OF IT IS GOING BACK AS RIGGING - A JOB THAT WILL COST ???20,000. THE WORK SHOULD BE COMPLETED IN MAY.

    LAST YEAR WELL OVER A QUARTER OF A MILLION PEOPLE TOURED THE SHIP - OFTEN AS MANY AS 3,000 COME IN A SINGLE DAY. THIS GOES ON AT ALL TIMES EXCEPT THIS CHRISTMAS DAY. AT EASTER AND IN OTHER HOLIDAY PERIODS IT KEEPS THE SMALL SHIPS' COMPANY AT FULL STRETCH GUIDING THE PARTIES ROUND.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEXEC7KFWGFS5KCNZVDM9FSSS0
    Media URN:
    VLVAEXEC7KFWGFS5KCNZVDM9FSSS0
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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