• Short Summary

    THE BIGGEST TANKER EVER BUILT IN THE UNITED KINGDOM WAS LAUNCHED TODAY (MONDAY) IN BELFAST.

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    SV NAME OF SHIP (2 SHOTS)
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    2.
    SV GUESTS
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    3.
    LV IRISH P.M. ARRIVES
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    4.
    LV CROWD
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    SV CHILDREN IN NATIONAL COSTUME
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    6.
    LV NAMING CEREMONY
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    7.
    LV MEN WORKING
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    SV MRS BERGESEN
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    LV SHIP MOVES OFF (2 SHOTS)
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    10.
    SLV GUESTS
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    11.
    LV SHIP INTO WATER (3 SHOTS)
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE BIGGEST TANKER EVER BUILT IN THE UNITED KINGDOM WAS LAUNCHED TODAY (MONDAY) IN BELFAST.

    THE 80,000 TON "RIMFONN" IS NEARLY 300 YARDS LONG -- THATS MORE THAN TWICE THE LENGTH OF A FOOTBALL PITCH.SHE'S ACTUALLY 896 1/2 FEET LONG, 50 FEET LONGER THAN THE P AND O LINER "CANBERRA" LAUNCHED FROM THE SAME SLIPWAY IN 1960.SHE WAS LAUNCHED BY MRS BERGESEN, THE WIFE OF A SENIOR DIRECTOR OF THE OWNERS.

    THE "RIMFONN" IS THE FIRST SUPER - TANKER FROM THE BELFAST SLIPWAY.SHE WAS BUILT FOR THE INTERESSENTSKAPET RIMFONN OF NORWAY AT A COST OF GBP4,000,000.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA184RG8W1RG7NVOMW50NYEWZTK
    Media URN:
    VLVA184RG8W1RG7NVOMW50NYEWZTK
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/08/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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