QM In Dry Dock Aka Queen Mary In Dry Dock 1960

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    Nice L/S of the Queen Mary liner coming into dock at Southampton for her twice yearly overhaul; three men in coats and flat caps stand on the deck of a boat moving out in the foreground; M/Ss of tugs going out to meet QM, then of tugs alongside the QM, drawing her closer to the dock. M/Ss of QM being guided into the King George dry dock with hawsers extended to dock.

    C/Us of the side of the ship as we see a flag flying and an officer giving instructions; M/Ss of several men hooking a hawser over a bollard on the dock; some men are seen getting into smaller boats with cleaning equipment and baling out water. M/Ss of the flying bridge of QM and the Captain there giving instructions; the QM in the dock; the side and front funnel of the ship with men cleaning on the rigging.

    Low angle M/S showing bow of QM, tilt down to show she is in dry dock, with two tiny (in comparison) men walking along the bottom of the dock. Commentator says "Only now does one get an impression of her immenseness, while (in contrast) the insignificance of man is emphasised by the fact that the concrete floor on which they're standing is 25 ft thick!" M/Ss and C/Us as we see three men cleaning Queen Mary's bottom - it is huge!

    M/S of the stern of the ship in dry dock; we can clearly see the words 'Queen Mary / Liverpool' across the stern. M/S and C/U of the stern from ground level showing the huge propellors and men working on them. Low angle M/S looking up at the stern; M/Ss of the propellor and shaft with scaffolding around them; men at work on one of the other propellors.

    M/S of bow of QM in the dry dock with flag flying and cranes on the dock either side.

    Note: Extensive notes on file; 'Fact and Figures about RMS Queen Mary (Cunard)', plus a map of Southampton Docks. Cuts exist - see other record.

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    01:32:33:00 / 01:34:53:00
    CP 295
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