• Short Summary

    The Queen Elizabeth, the rusting hulk of a ship that were once the showpiece of the Canard Line, is on its way to Hong Kong where it will probably end its days as a floating University.

  • Description

    1.
    GV & LV Queen Elizabeth I (2 shots)
    0.11

    2.
    SV PAN Rust on side of ship
    0.17

    3.
    GV Deck of ship
    0.22

    4.
    SV Lifeboat winch & lifeboats (2 shots)
    0.30

    5.
    TV Stern of ship
    0.35

    6.
    SV Funnel
    0.38

    7.
    CU PAN Rusty anchor-chain
    0.48

    8.
    GV Bow of ship
    0.53

    9.
    SV PAN Name "Seawise University"
    1.01

    10.
    LV Men on gangplank & sign "No Visit"
    1.04

    11.
    SV PAN Deckhand on board
    1.12

    12.
    GV Stern of ship
    1.18



    Initials SGM/0205 SGM/0157



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The Queen Elizabeth, the rusting hulk of a ship that were once the showpiece of the Canard Line, is on its way to Hong Kong where it will probably end its days as a floating University. She sailed from Port Everglades in Florida, USA, today, away from what had been an unhappy short career in America. Plans to turn the Q.E. into a floating museum and hotel failed dismally because of lack of capital. Finally the Queen was put up for auction and bought by a Hong Kong businessman for 3.2 million dollars (1.2 million pounds). He plans to turn it into a floating museum and university.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8ROHNZMOLS6SPTQCT2HPR5AMP
    Media URN:
    VLVA8ROHNZMOLS6SPTQCT2HPR5AMP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/02/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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