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Super-Tanker

Series

Series Name
Pathe News

Issue

Issue No.
68/103
Date Released
22 Dec 1968
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1Queen Open New Mint
  2. 2Laser Beam
  3. 3Nuclear Ship
  4. 4Super-Tanker
  5. 5Press Photographer of the Year
  6. 6Soldiers Give Up Their Xmas Dinner for Old Age Pensioners

Story

Story No. within this Issue
4 / 6
Summary
Dutch shipyards have built a giant - the 210,000 ton super-tanker, "Melania". She was so big that they had to build her in two halves and then weld them together. That was only half the battle - getting her massive bulk through the North Sea Canal for her sea trials was as tricky an operation as any Salt has ever undertaken.
Keywords
Ships and boats
Locations
Netherlands
Footage sources
Polygoon
Length of story (in feet)
92
Story extras:
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Film Archive

Name
British Pathe Ltd
Email
info@britishpathe.com
Web
http://www.britishpathe.com
Phone
0207 665 8340
Address
The Media Centre
3 - 8 Carburton Street
London
W1W 5AJ
Notes
Pathe now also handles the Reuters Historical Collection, which includes the British Paramount, Empire British, Gaumont Graphic and Gaumont British newsreels.
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