• Short Summary

    THE 70-FOOT KETCH "THELMA II" - WITH A CREW OF FOUR MEN AND FOUR WOMEN UNDER THE CAPTAINCY OF GERRY TURPIN OF QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA - SAILED FROM TOWER PIER, LONDON, APRIL 12, TO BEGIN A 60,000-MILE CRUISE AROUND THE WORLD BOOSTING BRITISH PRODUCTS, DURING WHICH SHE IS SCHEDULED T VISIT 38 COUNTRIES AND BE AWAY FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM FOR THREE OR FOUR YEARS.

  • Description

    THE 70-FOOT KETCH "THELMA II" - WITH A CREW OF FOUR MEN AND FOUR WOMEN UNDER THE CAPTAINCY OF GERRY TURPIN OF QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA - SAILED FROM TOWER PIER, LONDON, APRIL 12, TO BEGIN A 60,000-MILE CRUISE AROUND THE WORLD BOOSTING BRITISH PRODUCTS, DURING WHICH SHE IS SCHEDULED T VISIT 38 COUNTRIES AND BE AWAY FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM FOR THREE OR FOUR YEARS. SHE MAKES HER FIRST PORT OF CALL AT LISBON, ON MAY 19.

    OWNED BY 45-YEAR OLD MR. DAVID McSORLEY, WHO IS SAILING AS A CREW MEMBER ALONG WITH HIS WIFE AND DAUGHTER, THE"THELMA" HAS TAKEN TWO YEARS AND GBP20,000 TO REFIT. THE 63-TON KETCH IS CARRYING GOODS SUPPLIED BY 45-MANUFACTURERS, MANY OF WHICH ARE PART OF HER FITTINGS AND EQUIPMENT. FOR THIS THEY PAY A FEE OF GBP210 PER-YEAR. AT EACH OF HER SCHEDULED TWENTY-TWO PORTS OF CALL, THE "THELMA" WILL GIVE DEMONSTRATIONS TO THE VARIOUS TRADES CONCERNED. SHE HAS ALSO BEEN REQUESTED BY THE SOCIETY OF OCEANOGRAPHY TO UNDERTAKE RESEARCH WORK THROUGHOUT THE CRUISE.

    ALSO IN THE CREW ARE: MR. HECTOR MOIO (47) AND HIS WIFE JILL. JOHN ATTWOOD AND HIS WIFE JOYCE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAXTTGOMBO4299XPLZR1OE3KYR
    Media URN:
    VLVAXTTGOMBO4299XPLZR1OE3KYR
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/04/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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