• Short Summary

    'Long Lines', American cable laying vessel takes on 3600 mile Atlantic cable.

  • Description

    Southampton, Hampshire.

    GV. The American cable laying ship "Long Lines" at the quay at Southampton - it is preparing to trip across the Atlantic to lay 3600 mile long under sea telephone cable. LV. Name of ship. CU. Cables running over rollers. SV. Pan up to long view, the cable going aboard ship.

    GV. The Standard Cables factory. CU. Pan, the forty one steel wires being wound together. GV. & CU. The winding machines. SV. & CU. The cable going through another machine. CU. One of the workmen. LV. & CU. Cable being coated with polythene. SV. Pan, the completed cable leaves the factory on rollers.

    GV. Elevated, the deck of the cable ship. SV. & CU. Captain James H. Connelly on the bridge. CU. Large drum on deck turning. CU. The cable running from the drum below decks to the cable tank. GV. & SV. Interior, the cable coming into the cable tank from the roof. LV. Pan, the crew laying the cable around the cable tank. GV. Exterior, the cable ship at the quay.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:15:00 / 01:02:26:00

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