Launching of ocean liner, the Oriana, by Princess Alexandra.
Title reads: "Royal Launch".
The launching of ocean liner, the Oriana. G/V the Oriana on the slipway. L/S underneath ship's hull. L/S the propellors. High angled shot people entering shipyard for launching. C/U young sailor with "Barrow-in-Furness" on his hat band. C/U group of shipyard workers. Panning shot Princess Alexandra walking through the shipyard waving to the crowd, she is accompanied by VIP. C/U shipyard worker. M/S Princess Alexandra talking to some of the shipyard workers.
G/V crowds gathered around the Oriana prior to the launching. L/S Princess Alexandra pulling lever to release champagne bottles which smash against the bows, the liner then begins to move down the slipway. G/V the Oriana going down the slipway. High angled shot crowd waving. G/V the Oriana entering the water, dragging chains after it.
Note: Oriana brochure, press releases and letters from Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd and other companies involved on file.