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  • Short Summary

    Mrs. Donaldson lays the keel plate of H.M.S. Dorsetshire.

  • Description

    Item title reads: "The Birth Of A Battleship. Keel-plate of H.M.S. Dorsetshire - our latest Cruiser - laid by Mrs. Donaldson."

    Portsmouth, Hampshire

    A crowd of shipbuilders and dockworkers watch as a large ship's keel plate suspended by chains is slowly lowered. Mrs. Donaldson watches closely as a man in a bowler hat checks its correct position using a spirit level. Camera shows the keel plate in close up, to show the ship's name - "H.M.S. Dorsetshire."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    698.38
    Media URN:
    33374
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    22/09/1927
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:56:51:00 / 01:57:50:00
    Canister:
    G 1435

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