• Short Summary

    HMS Amethyst receives a great welcome on her return to Plymouth Docks.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Plymouth. 'Amethyst' Home In Triumph".

    Plymouth, Devon. LV GV from Vanguard of HMS 'Amethyst' approaching quayside. Deck of Vanguard in foreground. MV Crowds. LV 'Amethyst' steaming into quayside. MV Small craft filled with people waiting to welcome 'Amethyst'. MV Elevated 'Amethyst' tying up alongside. MV Crew hauling hawser aboard. SV From Vanguard 'Amethyst' alongside. CU Shell-ridden ensign at masthead. CU Shell hole in turret. LV Elevated crowds on quayside pan to gangway being lowered into position. MV Top view crowd. LV Pan HMS Amethyst to wounded men going aboard led by injured sailor. SV Injured sailor greeting member of crew followed by others. LV Official welcome home party party walking towards Amethyst on quayside. LV Lieutenant Commander Kerens and a Lieutenant on board waiting to receive official party. LV Crowd on quay. Part of Amethyst on right of screen. MV Pan from Amethyst of First Sea Lord, Lord Hall, followed by Admiral Lord Bruce Fraser walking down companion way to deck. They shake hands with Kerens. LV HMS Vanguard - sailors lining superstructure and deck. SV Elevated Hall shakes hands with CPO. LV From quayside relatives and friends of crew boarding Amethyst. SV on board Amethyst. PO greeting wife. MV Friends and relations boarding Amethyst. SV greetings n board. SV Sailor wife wife and two children standing by ship's rails. (Leading Stoker Mechanic Omrod). SV Telegraphist Jack French with mother, father and nephew. CU French. CU Kerens with wife. Kerens says: 'On behalf of myself, my officers and my ship's company, I thank you indeed of the West country for this magnificent reception. Of all the receptions along the line, this, I am sure, is the one reception everyone has been looking forward to'. LV Elevated relatives and crew leaving Amethyst. SV Simon, the ship's cat sitting on table. Various shots of parade of men of Amethyst led by Kerens. MV C-in-C Plymouth, Sir Robert Burnett standing on dais speaking: "This message is usually sent by signal 'en Clair' so that all concerned may read. Today it comes to you in a more intimate manner by word of mouth - Amethyst well done - up to standard" (Pan after speech amid cheers to Amethyst crew). More shots of crew marching through crowds.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1425.09
    Media URN:
    46452
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    03/11/1949
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:35:00 / 01:15:14:00
    Canister:
    49/88

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