• Short Summary

    BRITAIN'S FIFTY-THOUSAND TON AIRCRAFT CARRIER, HMS EAGLE, WITH 3,000 OFFICERS AND MEN ON BOARD AND CARRYING A VARIETY OF MISSILES AND AIRCRAFT, ARRIVED IN SINGAPORE ON THE EVENING OF JANUARY 13.

  • Description

    1.
    LS AERIAL VIEW OF EAGLE STEAMING INTO STRAITS OF JOHORE TOWARDS SINGAPORE NAVAL BASE
    7 ft

    2.
    LS AERIAL VIEW OF FIGHTER PLANES FROM DECK
    15 ft

    3.
    LS AERIAL VIEW OF EAGLE STEAMING INTO NAVAL BASE
    20 1/2 ft

    4.
    MLS SIDE VIEW OF EAGLE
    23 ft

    5.
    MS NAME "EAGLE" ON SIDE OF SHIP
    24 ft

    6.
    MLS RADAR UNIT ON SHIP
    25 ft

    7.
    LS STERN OF EAGLE
    27 1/2 ft

    8.
    LS FULL VIEW OF THE EAGLE
    32 ft

    9.
    LS OTHER SHIPS AT NAVAL BASE DOCKYARD (PAN TO) HMS EAGLE
    37 1/2 ft

    10.
    MLS MAST OF EAGLE (PAN TO) STERN OF SHIP
    42 1/2 ft

    11.
    LS REAR VIEW OF THE SHIP
    47 ft



    Initials LBJ/VS/MK/YA/RBI



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: BRITAIN'S FIFTY-THOUSAND TON AIRCRAFT CARRIER, HMS EAGLE, WITH 3,000 OFFICERS AND MEN ON BOARD AND CARRYING A VARIETY OF MISSILES AND AIRCRAFT, ARRIVED IN SINGAPORE ON THE EVENING OF JANUARY 13.

    HER ARRIVAL GIVES A TREMENDOUS BOOST TO THE BRITISH NAVAL FORCES IN THE FAR EAST WHICH IS DESCRIBED AS THE MOST POWERFUL ASSEMBLED IN THIS THEATRE SINCE THE KOREAN WAR.

    ALTHOUGH THE HMS EAGLE WAS LAUNCHED IN 1946 SHE WAS NOT ACCEPTED INTO SERVICE WITH THE ROYAL NAVY UNTIL 1952. SHE IS OPERATED BY CONVENTIONAL PROPULSION EQUIPMENT HAVING EIGHT BOILERS WITH ASSOCIATED STEAM TURBINES DRIVING FOUR SHAFTS GIVING A SPEED OF APPROXIMATELY 30 KNOTS. THE WHOLE MACHINERY IS CAPABLE OF BEING REMOTELY OPERATED FROM THE MACHINERY CONTROL ROOM.

    THE EAGLE IS ONE OF THE FEW BRITISH SHIPS EQUIPPED WITH ACTION DATA AUTOMATION FOR HITTING HIGH-SPEED TARGETS; AND IT'S THE ONLY SURFACE VESSEL IN THE ROYAL NAVY EQUIPPED WITH SHIPS INTERNAL NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM (SIS) DESIGNED TO STEER SUBMARINES WITHOUT THE AID OF THE SUN AND STARS.

    THE ARRIVAL OF THE EAGLE COMPLETES THE NAVAL BUILD-UP IN SINGAPORE WHICH BRITAIN BEGAN FOLLOWING INDONESIA'S INTENSIFICATION OF HER CONFRONTATION OF MALAYSIA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2BUEP8VTQSBLRU5R6XHDQUO8Q
    Media URN:
    VLVA2BUEP8VTQSBLRU5R6XHDQUO8Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/01/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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