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    A look at life on board the battleship HMS Rodney.

    Full titles read: "Sits here a boy (old or young) with soul so dead, who never to himself hath said - 'I'd love to go on a Battleship!' - By kind permission of the Admiralty, Pathetone Weekly takes you over H.M.S. Rodney - The largest Battleship in the British Navy."

    Location of events unknown - could be Portsmouth in Hampshire?

    Various shots of HMS Rodney as a commentator tells us the cost, dimensions and speed of the battleship, along with other technical details. M/S of the tower of the ship, from where the guns and torpedoes are controlled and fired. Several shots of the gun turrets; sailors are seen loading one of the guns. Various shots of sailors sending messages by semaphore with flags and searchlights.

    L/S of sailors climbing into lifeboats that are lowered to the ground in an exercise; they row the boats over the water at great speed. On the deck of the ship a crowd of men watch the tug of war team practise, pulling on a rope attached to a suspended heavy weight. L/Ss of sailors going ashore in boats; commentator says half the men on the ship can go ashore daily.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:47:54:00 / 01:52:16:00
    PT 072
    Sort Number:
    PT 072
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    Lifestyle & Culture War & Revolution
  • Stills

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

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