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    VISNEWS exclusively filmed Dec 30 the World's first warship capable of speeds exceeding 50 knots, the Royal Naval patrol boat 'Brave Borderer' seen during preliminary trials from the yard of Messrs Vosper of Portsmouth, her builder.

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    VISNEWS exclusively filmed Dec 30 the World's first warship capable of speeds exceeding 50 knots, the Royal Naval patrol boat 'Brave Borderer' seen during preliminary trials from the yard of Messrs Vosper of Portsmouth, her builder.

    The new warship, a joint Admiralty-Vosper design, is powered by three Bristol marine 'Proteus' gas turbine engines each capable of producing 3,500 b.h.p. on the half hourly rating and 2,800 b.h.p. continuously. The marine 'Proteus' is a modified version of the 'Porteus' gas turbine engine now powering the world famous 'Bristol Britannia' airliner.

    'Brave Borderer' the first of two patrol boats of the 'Brave' class, will help keep alive coastal forces technique in the Royal Navy..at the moment without operational motor torpedo boats.

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    Film ID:
    VLVANEQR498DS1GCQME3CZXZ8ALZ
    Media URN:
    VLVANEQR498DS1GCQME3CZXZ8ALZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/12/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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