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Title:VICE-ADMIRAL OFSTIE VISITS MALTA [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 1552
Other titles:POST-WAR NAVAL OPERATIONS - MISCELLANEOUS [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: The informal visit of Vice-Admiral R A Ofstie USN to Malta, July 1955.
Description: Fort St Elmo fires salute as USS Salem (US Sixth Fleet) passes breakwater. HMS Sheffield fires salute in Grand Harbour. CU of Salem's bridge; she enters, approaches Sheffield, turns to berthing position and lowers boats. C-in-C Med's barge comes alongside Sheffield. Salem secures to buoys. Vice-Admiral Ofstie climbs ladder to Sheffield's quarterdeck and is welcomed by C-in-C Med and Captain; he inspects guard before introduction to Flag Officers (SIC Med, Aircraft Carriers, FOM). Vice-Admiral leaves Sheffield, 17-gun salute fired.
Production Details: Admiralty (Production sponsor)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Grantham, Guy (person)
Ofstie, Ralph Andrew (person)
Royal Navy, Sheffield (regiment/service)
United States Navy, USS SALEM, heavy cruiser (1947) (regiment/service)
Keywords: ships, British naval - cruiser: Sheffield (object name)
ships, United States naval - cruiser: Salem (object name)
ceremonies, British - customary: naval 17-gun salute (object name)
delegations, United States international - military (object name)
operations, British naval - routine (object name)
Malta & Grand Harbour (geography)
Notes: Summary: film has not been viewed - information is taken from CNI records.