• Short Summary

    TODAY AT COWES (I.O.W) MR. W. THORPE, DEPUTY CHAIRMAN OF BRITISH RAILWAYS BOARD CHRISTENED THE?

  • Description

    TODAY AT COWES (I.O.W) MR. W. THORPE, DEPUTY CHAIRMAN OF BRITISH RAILWAYS BOARD CHRISTENED THE FIRST OF TWO 'STRETCHED' SRN6 HOVERCRAFT-'SEA HAWK'
    'SEA HAWK' WILL ENTER SERVICE ON THE LONG-ESTABLISHED SEAS POOL ROUTE BETWEEN SOUTHAMPTON AND COWES IN THE VERY NEAR FUTURE AND WILL BE JOINED BY HER SISTER 'SEA EAGLE' SHORTLY AFTERWARDS. THE 'S-TRETCHED' SRN6 -DESIGNATED SRN6 MKIS- DIFFERS MAINLY FROM THE STANDARD SRNH6 IN THAT ITS PASSENGER CABIN IS 10-FOOT LONGED ALLOWING ZOMORE PASSENGERS TO BE CARRIED - A MAXIMUM OF 56. OTHER IMPROVEMENTS INCLUDE A NOW HEATING AND VENTILATION SYSTEM. TRIALS WITH 'SEA HAWK' HAVE SHOWN THAT IT GIVES A BETTER RIDE WITH LESS SPRAY THAN THE ORIGINAL CRAFT AND THAT SEA-KEEPING IS MUCH IMPROVED.

    THE INTRODUCTION OF 'SEA HAWK' AND 'SEA EAGLE' RESULTS FROM THE INCREASING PUBLIC DEMAND FOR THE SEA SPEED HOVERCRAFT SERVICE WHICH HAS CARRIED OVER 800,000 PASSENGERS ACROSS THE SOLENT IN COMPETITION WITH FOUR DISPLACEMENT FERRIES & TWO GO-SEAT HYDROFOILS SINCE THE SERVICE STARTED IN ID-1966. 'SEA HAWK' & 'SEA EAGLE' ARE BOTH BUILT BY THE BRITISH HOVERCRAFT CORPORATION WHICH HAS NOW DELIVERED OVER SIXTY HOVERCRAFT TO MILITARY AND COMMERCIAL OPERATORS ALL OVER THE WORLD

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    Film ID:
    VLVAG1ZNK4Z95N0INTXF9IHCPU8V
    Media URN:
    VLVAG1ZNK4Z95N0INTXF9IHCPU8V
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:07:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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