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  • Description

    Item title reads - New 'Empress' launched.

    Newcastle, Tyne and Wear.

    L/S S.S. 'Empress of Canada' ready for launching on the stocks. C/U name on bow. C/U as Mrs John Diefenbaker, wife of the Canadian Prime Minister, walks towards the ship with officials. C/U women in crowd waving. M/S back of ship, C/U propellor and rudder. C/U showing stabilisers on side of ship.

    Various shots of workmen knocking away the props from the side of the ship. M/S Mrs Diefenbaker on launching platform looking up at bow. M/S's showing bulbous bow. Mrs Diefenbaker pulls lever to launch ship, the bottle hits the side of ship and it starts to slide away. C/U people waving. L/S ship sliding down slipway into water. L/S crowds watching. L/S ship in the water.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    12/05/1960
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    52599
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1680.05
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:10:00 / 01:08:08:00
    Canister:
    60/39
    Sort Number:
    60/039
  • Appears in...

    WorkSpaces
    joespace Tyne Bridge John Diefenbaker
  • Stills

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

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