• Short Summary

    Launching of the aircraft carrier Ark Royal.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "HIS MAJESTY'S NAVY - Launch of H.M.S. Ark Royal."

    Birkenhead, Merseyside.

    Lady Maude Hoare, Wife of Sir Samuel Hoare, First Lord of the Admiralty, arrives to Birkenhead shipyard to launch new aircraft carrier, Ark Royal. Huge crowds are seen cheering. Lady Hoare names the ship Ark Royal (natural sound) and proceeds to break a champagne bottle against it. She attempts five times before she breaks it. The aircraft carrier plunges into water. More shots of the crowds and the Ark Royal in water.

    N.B. The ship was launched on 13th April 1937 and cost £3 million.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    917.04
    Media URN:
    13470
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    15/04/1937
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:19:00 / 01:10:19:00
    Canister:
    37/30

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