• Short Summary

    PRINCESS RUTH DESTA, GRAND-DAUGHTER OF EMPEROR HAILE SELAISSIE, WAS AT THE SHIPYARDS AT ROZENBURG NEAR ROTTERDAM TODAY (FRIDAY) FOR THE LAUNCHING OF A NEW MOTOR TANKER FOR ETHIOPIAN SHIPPING LINES.

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    PRINCESS RUTH DESTA, GRAND-DAUGHTER OF EMPEROR HAILE SELAISSIE, WAS AT THE SHIPYARDS AT ROZENBURG NEAR ROTTERDAM TODAY (FRIDAY) FOR THE LAUNCHING OF A NEW MOTOR TANKER FOR ETHIOPIAN SHIPPING LINES.

    PRINCESS DESTA SENT A BOTTLE OF CHAMPAGNE CRASHING AGAINST THE SIDE OF THE 33,000 TON TANKER TO GIVE IT ITS OFFIC' NAME, THE LALIBELLA. THEN SHE WAS GIVEN A BUNCH OF FLOWERS BY A LITTLE GIRL -- THE DAUGHTER OF ONE OF THE WELDERS WHO HAD WORKED ON THE NEW ETHIOPIAN SHIP.

    WHEN FITTING IS COMPLETED AND THE LALIBELLA SETS OUT ON HER MAIDEN VOYAGE, SHE WILL CARRY TWENTY DUTCH MERCHANT SEAMEN TO TRAIN THE ETHIOPIAN CREW.

    EARLIER PRINCESS DESTA VISITED ANOTHER SHIP BEING BUILT AT ROZENBURG FOR ETHIOPIAN SHIPPING LINES, THE QUEEN OF SHEBA. N BOARD THE SHIP, THE PRINCESS UNVEILED AN OLD MAP OF AFRICA THAT HAS BEEN SET IN THE WALL OF THE MAIN SALON.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAJDM4Y8H0JZCZA58JDFOZ8YAM
    Media URN:
    VLVAJDM4Y8H0JZCZA58JDFOZ8YAM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/04/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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