• Short Summary

    The damaged "Hotel"-Class Soviet submarine, which was crippled in a North Atlantic gale three weeks a go, was still in mid-ocean on Wednesday (March 15) when a Royal Dutch Navy reconnaissance aircraft flew over it south of Greenland.

  • Description

    1.
    AV Approaching partially-sub-merged submarine with another Soviet vessel in foro-ground
    0.14

    2.
    LV PAN Another Soviet vessel TO submarine with Soviet ship beyond
    0.34

    3.
    GV Surface vassals around submarine
    0.42

    4.
    CU INT. Camera aircraft with photographer (4 shots)
    0.46

    5.
    AV Other Soviet surface vessels (4 shots)
    1.04

    6.
    GV Surface vessels around submarine
    1.07



    Initials SGM/1140 SGM/1214



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    Background: The damaged "Hotel"-Class Soviet submarine, which was crippled in a North Atlantic gale three weeks a go, was still in mid-ocean on Wednesday (March 15) when a Royal Dutch Navy reconnaissance aircraft flew over it south of Greenland. the 3,700-ton vessel, designed to carry underwater firing ballistic missiles, was surrounded by a small flotilla of Soviet surface ships.

    The submarine was taken in tow by a Soviet tug after wallowing helplessly in a heavy gale for four days. Offers of help from the United States Coast Guard were not acknowledged.

    SYNOPSIS: The crippled "Hotel"-Class Soviet submarine, which broke down in a gale in the North Atlantic three weeks ago, was sighted by a reconnaissance aircraft of the Royal Dutch Navy on Wednesday. It was south of Greenland. The vessel, still apparently crippled, was surrounded by a small flotilla of Soviet surface ships. When it originally broke down, apparently after an accident in the engine room, a Soviet tug took it in tow after it had wallowed helplessly in a gale for four days. Offers of help from the United States Coast Guard had not been acknowledged. A Coast Guard cutter sent to the scene was not asked for assistance although the submarine was being dashed by fifty-foot waves in a bb-knol ???.

    The 3,700-ton submarine, which has a crew of ninety, is one of about nine or ten Hotel-Class submarines in the Soviet Navy. Each is designed to carry three Serb ballistic missile with a range of six-hundred-and-fifty-nautical-miles. The missiles can be launched underwater.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6X5IMLZGDTSYLATU6BCFIOSI
    Media URN:
    VLVA6X5IMLZGDTSYLATU6BCFIOSI
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/03/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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