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GIANT LANDING STAGE FOR LONDON

Giant Landing Stage For London (1928)

A huge landing stage is seen under construction at Tilbury...

BATTLESHIP 'VANGUARD'

Battleship 'vanguard' (1946)

Shots of battleship 'Vanguard'.

FAST ON THE MERSEY

Fast On The Mersey (1927)

A grounded liner, the 'Lochmonar' on the Mersey.

IDAHO WON'T GO

Idaho Won't Go (1929)

The liner, "Idaho", gets well and truly stranded ashore in Aberdeen and six tugs...

THE GRAND FLEETS HOSPITAL

The Grand Fleets Hospital (1923)

A huge 32,000 ton dock is towed along by 6 tugs to Portland.

SUBMARINE ON THE ROCKS

Submarine On The Rocks (1930)

The submarine L-1 gets stranded on the rocks at Cape Cornwall after...

NEW PROPELLER VARIES PITCH

New Propeller Varies Pitch (1959)

A new type of propeller that helps boats reverse is demonstrated in...

TELESCOPIC TUGS

Telescopic Tugs (1968)

Tugs with telescopic wheelhouses pass easily under low bridges. London.

SHIPS ON SHOW

Ships On Show (1947)

Item showing good models of warship, liner and tug.

OIL DRILLING IN NORTH SEA

Oil Drilling In North Sea (1962)

Oil drilling erection, tug and helicopter landing.

"All's Well That Ends Well" (1933)

A steamship is stranded in shallow water off Eastbourne.

THE FINAL THRILL

The Final Thrill (1935)

The liner "Aquitania" is freed after being run aground for 26 hours in...

EUROPE'S LARGEST DOCK

Europe's Largest Dock (1931)

Large dock in Germany is show in use - it can hold massive ships.

GIANT FLOATING CRANE COMES INTO USE AT BARTON LOCKS.

Giant Floating Crane Comes Into Use At Barton Locks. (1938)

A huge floating crane is towed along...

LAUNCHED IN TWO SECTIONS

Launched In Two Sections (1927)

A huge floating dock has been built in Hamburg

SAVING HALF A SHIP

Saving Half A Ship (1927)

Tugs pull the ship 'Lochmonar' in from the sea for repair.

MERSEY'S RECORD   aka LAUNCHING OF 'SAMARA'

Mersey's Record AKA Launching Of 'samara' (1920)

The vast new Curnarder, the S.S. Samaria, is...

U BOAT FLOATING DOCK ARRIVES TO BE BROKEN UP

U Boat Floating Dock Arrives To Be Broken Up (1923)

A 5000 ton U Boat Floating Dock arrives in...

CITY POLICE SPORTS

City Police Sports (1926)

Sports day for policemen with wrestling and tug of war match.

LAUNCHED SIDEWAYS

Launched Sideways (1931)

Three small tugs are launched sideways into a river near Doncaster.

ATLANTIC FLEET SPORTS

Atlantic Fleet Sports (1926)

Sports day for sailors from the Royal Navy.

TUGS SAVE SINKING SHIP

Tugs Save Sinking Ship (1956)

The Norwegian ship Hassel is beached just in time after a channel...

"Robotugs" Speed Rail Goods (1960)

Footage of the new 'Robotug' at work on platform at Wolverhampton...

6 DROWN IN TUG DISASTER

6 Drown In Tug Disaster (1954)

The tug Cervia is sunk with the loss of six lives.

TRANSPORTING BRIDGE

Transporting Bridge (1967)

A large bridge span has to negotiate various obstacles as it is towed up...

PUSHER TUG

Pusher Tug (1967)

A look at new pusher tug 'Broodbank' in action at Tilbury, Essex.

RED SAILS aka SAILING BARGE

Red Sails AKA Sailing Barge (1947)

Men at work on sailing barge making its way out to sea.

SHIPS IN THE CLYDE aka CLYDE SHIPBUILDING

Ships In The Clyde AKA Clyde Shipbuilding (1948)

Shipbuilding industrial scenes in Clydebank,...

PORTABLE DAM TO FIGHT FLOODS

Portable Dam To Fight Floods (1958)

Portable dam for fighting the floods is demonstrated.

AMERICAN TANKER 'STONY POINTS' IN TOW BEHIND DUTCH TUG 'THAMES' AFTER FIRE AT...

American Tanker 'stony Points' In Tow Behind Dutch Tug 'thames' After Fire At... (1957)

American...

TUGMASTER

Tugmaster (1967)

Large ship called Uganda is guided through narrow channel by a tugboat.

£5M DOCK OPENED

£5m Dock Opened (1954)

Ceremony to mark the opening of the Queen Elizabeth Dock at the mouth of the...

LUXURY LINER BURNED OUT

Luxury Liner Burned Out (1933)

The Luxury Liner L'Atlantique burns out in fire at sea.

THEIR POLICE ARE WONDERFUL ... TOO!

Their Police Are Wonderful ... Too! (1933)

Australian police show of their horse skills and their...

"The Mersey Graveyard" Claims Yet Another Victim (1933)

The ship 'Architect' is wrecked on...

CAMERON HIGHLANDERS NEWS IN A NUTSHELL

Cameron Highlanders News In A Nutshell (1935)

Soldiers from Cameron Highlanders' regt practice for...

L'ATLANTIQUE on sleeve as  L'ANLANTIQUE

L'atlantique On Sleeve As L'anlantique (1936)

Burnt out hull of wrecked ship L'Atlantique is towed...

TUGS HAUL IN VAIN

Tugs Haul In Vain (1936)

Failed attempt by owners to salvage windjammer, the Hertzagon Cecillie stranded...

FUNNEL FOR A DUTCH LINER aka FUNNEL FOR A DUTCH STEAMER

Funnel For A Dutch Liner AKA Funnel For A Dutch Steamer (1937)

Ocean liner, the "New Amsterdam",...

THE GATE OF GERMANY

The Gate Of Germany (1931)

Good footage of the busy dock in Hamburg, Germany.

ASHORE OFF SCARBOROUGH

Ashore Off Scarborough (1938)

Stranded destroyer ship Walrus seen off the coast of Scarborough.

GARDA ATHLETES IN TRAINING

Garda Athletes In Training (1927)

Garda athletes throw themselves into training with strength and...

A LUCKY ESCAPE

A Lucky Escape (1928)

Tugs pull the steamer ship 'Jennie' from the damaged Woodside Ferry stage after a...

ASHORE ON THE GOODWINS

Ashore On The Goodwins (1928)

Item showing the Ramsgate lifeboat coming to the aid of a stranded...

ATHLETIC BOBBIES

Athletic Bobbies (1921)

Wrestling and a tug of war competition are events at the City of London Police...

TUG OF WAR CHAMPS

Tug Of War Champs (1923)

Royal Engineers win the battle in tug of war championship at Lee.

WONDERFUL PILOTING

Wonderful Piloting (1924)

Tug boats tows an enormous floating dock from Newcastle to Southampton.

FLOATING DOCK

Floating Dock (1938)

The Juliana Floating Dock is towed from Amsterdam out to the North Sea.

CAPE HORN BOUND

Cape Horn Bound (1948)

Four masted barque 'Pamir' sails on her first stage of her journey back to New...

TOWERS OF WAR

Towers Of War (1920)

An item showing the "Towers of War", a floating armed fortress.