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  • Short Summary

    The new battleship HMS Hood leaves the Clyde for trials.

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    HMS Hood the Royal Navy's new battleship leaves the river Clyde in Scotland for sea trials. L/S An impressive opening shot of the Hood (presumably still on the Clyde) looking towards her bow. Visible are an array of menacing looking gun turrets and masts. Smoke belches from her funnels. A number of Tugboats have lines attached, compared to these the Hood is truly enormous.

    M/S from the stern. A closer look at the ship from the starboard side reveals a hive of activity on the deck, sailors and other naval crew can be seen scurrying around, making sure the ship is in tiptop condition.

    L/S On the dock side we can see a large crowd of people watching this spectacular occasion, nearby is a dry dock containing the large hull of another ship under construction.

    Good L/S The Tugboats are now towing the ship from the bow and appear to be heading down river.

    We also see a variety of C/U's, M/S's and L/S's showing the Gun turrets, life boats, the decks, the ladders, and the two huge funnels. This helps you to appreciate the true scale of the vessel in an era when the British Navy was still the envy of the world.

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    Film ID:
    204.16
    Media URN:
    21636
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    12/01/1920
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:07:00 / 01:23:01:00
    Canister:
    G 632

Comments (1)

  1. Fabio Staffoni says

    Only a question ... but the \"mighty\" Hood was a Battleship or a Battle Cruiser?

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