Orsova Trials 1954

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    Orsova trials.

    Isle of Arran, Strathclyde.

    M/S of two men rubbing grease on launching ramp, various shots as chains are tied together with string and rope. M/S's as props are knocked away. L/S's of people waiting for the launch. L/S as "Orsova" is launched. M/S as anchor is brought up whilst sailors watch. C/U chain. Various shots as the crew stand around. L/S deck and funnel C/U smoking funnel. M/S as crew member walks along deck by rail. M/S's of crew looking out. M/S lifeboats. M/S's as crew point and look.

    L/S hills on Isle of Arran as ship approaches. An officer and man chat. Camera pans across deck. Various shots of a workman painting the games deck. M/S as painting is hung in cabin. Various shots of steward polishing mirrors and cabin. M/S telephone and desk in the cabin. M/S as steward checks wardrobe. M/S as heater is turned on. M/S's as crew member plots course and crew discuss it. M/S radar spinning around. C/U Captain Whinfield. Various shots of engineers. M/S sailor turning wheel. L/S hills from ship, M/S crew watching, C/U full speed ahead. M/S shafts spinning around. M/S ship with its name on the side. M/S of the sea. Various shots of engineers watching the dials. C/U knots metre dial. Various shots of shaft and sea. L/S ship. M/S Captain Whinfield speaking to officer. M/S sea at back of ship. M/S as crew watch through binoculars. M/S of the sea. A man walks in to send a telegram. The operator taps out the success of the trials. C/U hand tapping out. C/U telegram announcing the ship did over 26 knots, L/S ship sailing along. M/S ship's officer and two other men sat round table, they examine a piece of paper and shake hands.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    21/06/1954
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    51567
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1607.29
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:04:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:54:10:00 / 01:58:48:00
    Canister:
    NP 510
    Sort Number:
    NP 510
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