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  • Description

    Title reads: "New ship for Channel Isles".

    Lowestoft, Suffolk.

    Launching of new British Railways vessel, "Elk". C/U Lady Warter (wife of British Rail Region Chairman Sir Philip Warter) with an official in front of microphone. C/U bow of "Elk". C/U Lady Warter receiving bouquet from Janette Masterson aged 8. C/U people looking on.

    C/U Lady Warter in front of microphone. She pulls the launching handle, pan to bottle of Champagne smashing on the bow. C/U shipyard workmen cheering. C/U bow as ship slides down slipway. C/U men waving. L/S "Elk" entering the water. G/V ship in water. C/U Sir Philip and Lady Warter. G/V "Elk" being towed away for fitting.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    23/04/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    50566
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1577.08
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:00:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:33:00 / 01:18:12:00
    Canister:
    59/33
    Sort Number:
    59/033
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Travel & Exploration Trade & Industry
  • Stills

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

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