News of another Dutch ship launching: this time at Rotterdam May 30, with Queen Juliana naming a liner 'Koningin Wilhelmina', after her mother.
GV. Of 'Wilhelmina' on slipway.
LV. Stern showing name.
SV.PAN.Queen Juliana arriving.
SV. People waving.
TILT DOWN.From Royal Standard to Queen on launching platform.
LV. Men knocking out chocks.
SV. Queen looking at ship.
LV.PAN.Queen smashes bottle against ship's side.
CU. Name of sip 'Wilhelmina'.
LV. Queen chops last rope holding ship.
SV. Crowd waving.
LV. Ship down slipway.
TOP V.Ship down slipway.
GROUND V.Ship into water.
LV. Queen waving.
GV. 'Wilhelmina' in water.
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Background: News of another Dutch ship launching: this time at Rotterdam May 30, with Queen Juliana naming a liner 'Koningin Wilhelmina', after her mother.
The 6000-ton vessel, to carry 1600 passengers, is expected to be in service on the hook of Holland - Harwich route by the end of the year. Owned by the Seeland Steamship Company, she will replace the Company's 'Mecklenburg', which has been in service since 1922.
Unusual feature of the launching: because of the narrowness of the hull, designed for high speeds, air tanks were attached to the stern, near the propellers, to prevent the vessel from diving too deeply into the water on leaving slipway.