New British Battleships 1942

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    Somewhere in Britain.

    Various shots of new battleships HMS Howe and HMS Anson, receiving a final 'touch-up' of paint before being handed over to the navy. Dockyard workers leave the two ships.

    The navy crew board the ships, followed by supplies. Captain Woodhouse takes over HMS Howe after the signing by the shipbuilders. Shells are lifted aboard by cranes.

    C/U of a pile of bank notes being counted. At the first pay parade the crew put their caps on a table and their money is placed on top.

    The naval chaplain conducts a service on the open deck; crew stand with heads bowed. Battleship Howe leaves the Graving Dock and enters the Firth of Forth. It moves very slowly through the narrow exit of the dock then heads out and under Forth Bridge. Engineers in the engine room check dials.

    During tests at sea we see the Howe being put through her paces. Catapault seaplane is launched from the decks. Men climb onto the large 14 inch guns, take their covers off and they do their first firing; good shots of naval barrage.

    L/S of the Howe coming in and dropping anchor.

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    01:33:47:00 / 01:38:37:00
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