St Albans, Hertfordshire.
At the Vickers Armstrong's experimental tank, a small scale dry dock is used to test scale models of ocean going vessels. Various shots of the models being made - they are manufactured from wax. They are exact scale models. A machine called a pantograph supplements...
Research and testing of ship equipment is carried out at the National Physical Laboratory.
British Research Society ship 'Discovery II' sets off from London for colder climates.
Footage of the Royal research ship the 'Discovery II arriving back in London.
Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, inspects advanced research ship "Discovery II". London.
Royal Research Ship 'Discovery II' prepares for scientific mission to the Antarctic.
Russian research schooner "Zaraya" in San Francisco harbour.
Mayor of Hamburg sees the weather monitoring equipment on board before the Meteor leaves.