The New Orontes 1929

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    ANDERSON. LADY (LADY WAVERLEY) WIFE OF CHAIRMAN OF THE PORT OF LONDON.

    Item title reads The new "Orontes". The fourth 20,000 ton Orient liner to be built in Vickers-Armstrong's yard since 1924 launched by Lady Anderson. Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria.

    L/S of the launching platform, Lady Anderson swings the bottle of champagne against the side and it breaks. M/S as the ship slides down into the sea. M/S of people watching as it hits the water. L/S of the ship in the water.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    28/02/1929
    Sound:
    Silent
    Media URN:
    35666
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    780.25
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:49:00 / 01:34:03:00
    Canister:
    G 1585
    Sort Number:
    G 1585
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    1930s Cumbria Barrow
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