Launch Of Massey Shaw 1935

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    Cowes.

    Material surrounding the launch of the London fire boat - 'Massey Shaw'.

    Wooden chocks are knocked away from under the boat.

    MS of unidentified dignitaries their to launch the boat.

    Shots of the boat moving down the slipway.

    Shots of the Fire Launch as it moves out into the water.

    N.B. Item found in Unidentified Gazettes reel. Presumably from 1930s Gazettes.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    sound
    Media URN:
    75471
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1881.15
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:00:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:47:09:00 / 01:47:50:00
    Canister:
    UNI GAZ ROLL 1
    Sort Number:
    UNI GAZ 001
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  • The launching took place at Cowes on the Isle of Wight sometime in 1935 (I can't be more precise than that).

    The fireboat was made by the "J Samuel White" shipbuilding firm, and was subsequently stationed at Blackfriars, London.

    jamied 10th May 2012
  • Brilliant - thanks very much indeed.

    British Pathé 20th Jun 2012

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