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  • Short Summary

    The ferry Royal Iris II is launched from Harland and Wolff's shipyard in Govan.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Govan. An Almost Unsinkable Ferry - named 'Royal Iris II' by command of the King, so that memory of the original's gallantry at Zeebrugge should not be forgotten - launched from Harland & Wolff's famous yard."

    Govan, Strathclyde, Scotland.

    Young boy, possibly schoolboy or apprentice, helps to attach a bottle of champagne to a rope.

    High angle shot of several ladies (some wearing fur coats). They stand in front of a line of hatted men. One lady is presented with a bouquet of flowers by a young boy.

    C/U four people Two men wear chains of office, suggesting that they are mayors or some such dignitary. They are accompanied by two women.

    A woman smashed the champagne bottle against the side of the ship. 'Royal Iris II'. Pan along line of dignitaries.

    The ferry slides away down the shipyard launching way. It slips smoothly into the water.

    Shots of ferry sitting in the water.

    Sound Track Missing

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    667.15
    Media URN:
    4882
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    28/03/1932
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:38:00 / 01:30:42:00
    Canister:
    32/25

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