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  • Short Summary

    Large destroyer battleship launched at Mare Island ship building yard in America.

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    Battleship launched in USA.

    Boats and ships; ceremonies. In America; large destroyer battleship launched at Mare Island ship building yard. Before launching: a few people on platform in front of ship's hull; lady pulls ribbon or rope. One can vaguely see champagne spilling on boat. GV ship moving away on its track; between tall scaffolding -- some nice angles; light and shadow. The ship eases into the water. Then side shot of the ship on the water; slow pan to left (toward stern). Power of U.S. Navy; etc.

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    Film ID:
    1862.08
    Media URN:
    71326
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:06:37:00 / 01:07:17:00
    Canister:
    ON 037 H

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  1. eversley9 says

    The ship is the destroyer USS Shaw DD-68. It was launched 9 December 1916 and commissioned April 9 1917.

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