• Short Summary

    H.M.S. "Brave Borderer", first of the Royal Navy's all-turbine "Brave" Class Fast Patrol Boats, went?

  • Description

    1.
    SV Stern of ship showing jet exhausts.
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    2.
    CU Ditto.
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    3.
    LV Ship.
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    4.
    CU Radar working.
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    5.
    SV Torpedo tube on deck.
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    6.
    SV Ship.
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    7.
    CU Of plaque
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    8.
    SV INT..Man at controls.
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    9.
    CU PAN.. From dials to man writing.
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    10.
    LV PAN INT..Engine room.
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    11.
    LV Ship moving at speed.
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    12.
    SHOT On deck showing gun.
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    13.
    CU Wake at stern.
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    14.
    GV Of wake from ship.
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    15.
    CU Spray and water.
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    AIR SHOT..Ship at speed.
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    PAN SHOT..Ditto.
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    18.
    SCU Helmsman.
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    19.
    SHOT Of wake of ship.
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    20.
    AIR SHOT..Ship turning.
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    21.
    SV PAN..Ditto.
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    22.
    CU Officer gives instructions through tube.
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    23.
    CU Engineer at controls, speaks into mike.
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    24.
    SCU PAN..Engineer attends to engine.
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    25.
    AIR SHOT..Ship doing 50 knots.
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    26.
    SHOT FROM SHIP..Of wake..ditto.
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    27.
    AIR SHOT..Ship at speed. (50 knots).
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    28.
    SHOT OF ship's deck and wake.
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    29.
    AIR SHOT..Ship at speed.
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    30.
    CLOSE AIR SHOT..Ditto.
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    31.
    CU Wake at stern of ship.
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    32.
    SV Ship passes by.
    1.38



    Initials HTB/AHS/PB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: H.M.S. "Brave Borderer", first of the Royal Navy's all-turbine "Brave" Class Fast Patrol Boats, went through demonstration trials at Portsmouth, U.K., September 18.

    Believed to be the fastest warships in the world to-day with a speed in excess of 50 knots, the Brave Class Patrol Boats - 96 feet long and 23 feet 11 inches beam - are powered by three Bristol Proteus marine gas turbines, each of 3,500 HP.

    The Bristol Siddeley Marine Proteus engine is the marine version of the Proteus turboprop fitted to the Britannia airliner.

    Built by Vosper Limited of Portsmouth, these speedy craft, constructed of welded aluminum alloy, planked in mahogany and sheathed in fibre glass below the water line, have such great manoeuvrability that the helm can be put hard over at full speed.

    With accommodation for 3 Officers, 3 Petty Officers and 16 Ratings, and with either Gunboat armament of two 40mm Befors guns or Torpedo-Gunboat armament of one 40mm Before and four 21-Inch torpedoes, these craft are designed for offensive operations in enemy coastal waters, or for a defensive role protecting British coastal waters.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA211J2S2UQSIST8PDK83FT3XSP
    Media URN:
    VLVA211J2S2UQSIST8PDK83FT3XSP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/09/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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