• Short Summary

    Launching of ocean liner, the Oriana, by Princess Alexandra.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Royal Launch".

    Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria.

    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.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1599.19
    Media URN:
    50981
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    09/11/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:35:00 / 01:30:32:00
    Canister:
    59/90

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The launching seen here took place on 3 November 1959.

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