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  • Short Summary

    The liner 'Empress of Britain' is launched at Clydebank by Prince of Wales.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Clydebank. £3,000,000 fastest empire ship. 'The Empress of Britain' - built CPR Quebec-Southampton Service - named & launched by the Prince of Wales from John Brown's Ltd. famous shipyard."

    Clydebank, Scotland.

    High angle shot of Prince Edward, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII, Duke of Windsor) walking past crowds of shipyard workers.

    The Prince comes forward to launch the liner.

    N.B. No shots of liner and only long shots of the Prince.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    767.15
    Media URN:
    8186
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    09/04/1931
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:14:00 / 01:45:04:00
    Canister:
    31/29

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    This clip's current date of 1931 is incorrect, actually the Empress of Britain was launched on 11 June 1930.

    Much more footage, (with sound), of the launch can be seen in clip 691.35.

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