Shots of Naval vessels at sea heading for Spithead : H.M.S. Vanguard, Aircraft carrier H.M.S. Eagle, Cruiser Glasgow, Mine layer Manxman, Daring class ship, a line of Frigates, A Mine sweeper, Fast Patrol boat, a submarine.
Title :Spithead Review 1953.
Aerial shot of fleet at sea. H.M.S. Surprise pipes her Majesty aboard for the review. Royal Standard in flying. Queen and Duke of Edinburgh receives Captains of many of the vessels. Queen Mother and Princess Margaret join the party. H.M.S. Surprise departs port. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh go to the saluting platform, crowds wave from quayside. The Trinity House yacht "Patricia" moves to the head of the procession. Ariel shot of ships firing 21 gun salute, "Eagle", "Vanguard". "Surprise" moves towards the line, with Minesweeper "Welcome" on left. Marine band plays Anthem on deck of "Vanguard", CU of nameplate and lamp.
Sailors on "Vanguard" off caps and give three cheers. Pass the stern of American ship "Baltimore". Pass French ship "Montcalm" and "Eagle". Aerial shot of procession. "Surprise" passes the carrier "Indomitable" and U.S.S.R. "Sverdlov". CA Queen and Duke, and Queen Mother and Lady Mountbatten and others. Air craft carrier "Indefatigable". Aerial shots. Italian training ship "Amerigo Vespucci" with her masts manned. CA Royals and Duchess of Kent and daughter.
"Surprise" passes "Adamant" we see the ships "Devonshire","Protector","Maidstone", "Montdare", and submarines of the "A" class with sailors cheering from the deck. The "Surprise" passes frigate "Brochlesby" and frigates "Orwell" and "Termagent". The review continues on to frigates "Tyrian" and "Tenacious" and destroyer "St, Kitts'. More shots Queen and Duke. Among wide shots and CA's we see 'Finisterre", destroyers "Barfleur", "Crossbow", "Scorpion" and the "Devonshire". Moving on to cruisers "Sheffield", "Swifture", "Gambia", "Glasgow", "Dido" and minelayer "Manxman". More CA,s of Royal party. More three cheers. VG shots of Queen Mother and Margaret and aerial view of the fleet.
"Dragonfly" helicopters appear over the bow of "Dido" and past Royal family.
A "Vampire" jet fighter fly's past. Admirals look on. Aerial shot above the planes and fleet. VG shots of planes in formation flying past and CA,s of the Royal box. Aerial shot of 300 ships. Pan across ships at dusk. Nightime and the ships are light up by lights followed by a firework display and super titles "The End".