• Short Summary

    The anti-submarine warfare aircraft carrier Ticonderoga left the North Island Naval Air Station in San Diego on Wednesday (17 May) for the voyage across the Pacific Ocean to Vietnam.

  • Description

    1.
    SV Sailors board carrier
    0.06

    2.
    LV Helicopters on dock
    0.10

    3.
    SV Sailors kissing relatives good-bye (6 shots)
    0.27

    4.
    SV Ship sounds horn.
    0.30

    5.
    SV Families waving
    0.34

    6.
    LV Sailors wave
    0.37

    7.
    SV Child waves as ship pulls out (2 shots)
    0.42

    8.
    GV Carrier pulls out
    0.45


    "The armada off the coast of North Vietnam soon will be strengthened by the addition of still another carrier, the Ticonderoga. It will be the seventh carrier in Vietnam waters. The mood at dockside was subdued. The men had not been told where they were going, but their destination was a foregone conclusion. Most of the man and their families seemed to accept it as a job that had to be done. The rapid navy buildup in Vietnam has trimmed the West Coast fleet to about half the number of ships and men of a year ago. The navy's role in Vietnam now is bigger than ever before. Roy Neal, NBC News, San Diego,"




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    This film, from the American National Broadcasting Company, has a reporter's commentary, but we are proving an alternate commentary which editors may use if they wish.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The anti-submarine warfare aircraft carrier Ticonderoga left the North Island Naval Air Station in San Diego on Wednesday (17 May) for the voyage across the Pacific Ocean to Vietnam. The ship will be the American Navy's seventh aircraft carrier in Vietnamese waters.

    The man were quiet at the dockside as they said their good-byes to their families. Although the sailors hadn't been officially told where they were going, their destination was said to be a foregone conclusion.

    The navy's buildup in the Vietnam area has been increasing steadily recently and it now has a bigger role the war than ever before.

    The Ticonderoga, which was the recovery vessel in the Apollo 16 moon mission, had been in San Diego to go into a shipyard. But the ship's orders were changed and it sailed earlier than planed for Vietnam.

    This film, from the American National Broadcasting Company, has a reporter's commentary, but we are proving an alternate commentary which editors may use if they wish.

    SYNOPSIS: Sailors boarded the aircraft carrier Ticonderoga at the North Island Naval Air Station in San Diego on Wednesday, as the ship prepared to leave for Vietnamese waters. The Ticonderoga, an anti-submarine warfare ship, will be the seventh carrier in the Vietnam area. The mood at the dockside was subdued. Although the men hadn't officially been told where they were going, their ultimate destination was a foregone conclusion.

    The navy is now playing its biggest role in Vietnam, and the buildup has cut the size of the West Coast fleet by about half in a year. The Ticonderoga, the Apollo 16 recovery ship, was to enter a shipyard when orders were changed.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9A87B2K07URZQI2IIAY8AHF8K
    Media URN:
    VLVA9A87B2K07URZQI2IIAY8AHF8K
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/05/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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