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Title:HMS DALRYMPLE GOES TO THE AID OF THE NORWEGIAN TANKER POLYANA [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 1906
Other titles:POST-WAR NAVAL OPERATIONS - MISCELLANEOUS [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Two separate episodes: (i) the burning tanker Polyana with HMS Dalrymple in attendance, and (ii) Sea Vixen FAW.1s of 892 Squadron with Firestreak missiles on HMS Victorious.
Description: (i) LSs of the tanker Polyana, smoke billowing up around the island superstructure, and the survey ship HMS Dalrymple nearby. (ii) Onboard HMS Victorious. MS of Sea Vixen FAW.1 216 of 892 Squadron on catapult. 212 unfolds wings. Pilot deplanes from 208, the camera panning down to hold on the Firestreak missile beneath the port wing. 216 lands on. An armourer checks the fitting of a Firestreak.
Technical Details: Format: 16mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 45 ft; Running time: 1 min
Notes: Summary: (i) the survey ship Dalrymple, the frigate Loch Ruthven and the LCT Bastion, spent a week fighting a fire onboard the Norwegian tanker Polyana, in the Persian Gulf in November, 1960. Most of the ship's cargo of 24,000 tons of crude oil was saved. (ii) Four aircraft of 892 Squadron had been formed into a separate B Flight to serve as the Intensive Flying Trials Unit for the evaluation of Firestreak missiles during 1959-1960. By November 1960, the reunited squadron was serving on HMS Victorious