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    Item title reads: "Christened In Cider! H.M.S. Devonshire - our latest and fastest battle cruiser - launched by Lady Mildmay of Flete."

    Devonport, Devon

    Lady Mildmay stands on a platform near the stern of the ship, while clergymen in robes say prayers. M/S of a large crowd of ship workers, standing below and on the gangplank. Lady Mildmay breaks a cider bottle on the ship's hull and then taps out a peg securing the chains holding the ship. The ship glides down the slipway, watched by the crowd. M/S of the ship with tugs and rowing boats around.


    Amendment February 2012: A visitor to the website has provided more information. HMS Devonshire was a County-class heavy cruiser. 1904 cider is used (the year the previous HMS Devonshire was launched). The clergyman is the Rev. L H Laidman, Chaplain of Devonshire dockyard.


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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    27/10/1927
    Sound:
    sound
    Media URN:
    33456
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    704.02
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:34:00 / 01:03:05:00
    Canister:
    G 1445
    Sort Number:
    G 1445
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    Historical Figures & Celebrities Travel & Exploration War & Revolution
    WorkSpaces
    Beer production etc
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "Rev L H Laidan" should read Rev L H Laidman.

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