Steel Fish! 1931

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    Filmed at Simonstown in South Africa.

    Practice torpedo shoot on HMS Calcutta. C/U of navy personnel wearing some kind of gas masks preparing to launch a torpedo. Shot of the torpedo being launched and travelling towards another ship.

    "Torpedoes are too expensive to be left floating around, so the next move is to recover the steel fish - " High angle shot of men in dinghy rowing away from the ship. High angle shot of the large boat being rowed by about a dozen sailors away from the ship to collect the torpedo. M/S of the front of the boat with collected torpedo attached. Short item - probably incomplete.

    Was an item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 683.

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    British Pathé
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    01:25:54:00 / 01:27:08:00
    EP 171
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