• Short Summary

    The giant airship Akron docks with a shipboard mooring mast off the American coast.

  • Description

    Full Title reads: "Off Virginia. A Mooring Mast At Sea! The Akron - World's biggest airship - 'hooks on' to 'floating aerodrome ship' Patoka in 14 minutes!"

    Virginia, United States of America.

    L/S of the giant blimp Akron floating above the sea. A ship is sailing just below it.

    Shot from the boat. Akron floats in the sky. Two sailors are silhouetted in the foreground.

    L/S of the airship flying above the boat. The boat has a tall mooring mast on one end.

    POV shot from inside the cabin of the airship. Crew members are silhouetted in the foreground, whilst through the window we can see the ship below.

    Shot from the boat, we can see airship approaching through the metal superstructure of the mast.

    Aerial shot of the boat 'Patoka'.

    Shot of the balloon as it attaches itself to the mast. Various shots of the airship as it gets closer to the mast. Finally close shot of the nose of the airship touching the mast.

    Men on the ships deck pull rope. Man in the nose of the airship talks to men on the mast. Shot of the airship moored to the mast on the boat.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    663.07
    Media URN:
    4776
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    01/02/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:47:00 / 01:06:39:00
    Canister:
    32/9

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