THE FIRST SINGAPORE-BUILT 110 FEET FAST PATROL BOAT FOR THE REPUBLIC'S NAVY WAS LAUNCHED TODAY AT THE VOSPER THORNYCROFT UNITEERS (VTU) SHIPYARD AT TANJUNG RHU. THE HAND THAT RELEASED THE CHAMPAGNE BOTTLE AGAINST THE SHIP'S BOW WAS THAT OF MRS GOH KENG SWEE, WIFE OF MINISTER OF FINANCE. SHE NAMED IT RSS FREEDOM. THE SHIP IS THE SECOND OF SIX SIMIILAR VESSELS - COSTING $30 MILLION ALTOGETHER - ORDERED BY THE SINGAPORE ARMED FORCES FROM VTU FOR ITS MARITIME COMMAND
18/11/1969
PCD0402 - 0039
T2004,05751
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