• Short Summary

    The new Cable Ship Mercury is prepared for service in Birkenhead.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Birkenhead. Cable Fleet's New Ship".

    Birkenhead, Merseyside.

    GV The CS Mercury tied up at Birkenhead. (2 shots). GV Elevated, the Mercury tied up at Birkenhead.

    SV Officer on the bridge. CU Officer operating speed control levers. SV The Captain George Reynolds instructing apprentice in the use of the standard compass. SV. Radio Officer John Otley at radio controls.

    GV In the cable stowing hold. SV Pan,showing cable. SV Pan, five large sheave gears. SV Pan, hold where grappling rope is stored.

    GV The Mercury.

    (Orig.Neg.)

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1733.22
    Media URN:
    53796
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    18/10/1962
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:06:00 / 01:28:55:00
    Canister:
    62/84

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