• Short Summary

    Princess Margaret launches the new Cunard liner 'Carinthia' at Clydebank.

  • Description

    Clydebank, Scotland.

    GV. Princess Margaret and VIP's walking past cheering crowds, & CU. GV. Carinthia, prior to launching. CU. Ship's name, pan along length of propellers. SCU. Princess Margaret taking her place on launching rostrum. CU. Cheering crowds. Close up, Princess Margaret launching ship (natural sound): "I name this ship".... all who sail in her...". She cuts string to release champagne bottle. CU. Champagne bottle released. It strikes hull of ship. CU. Princess Margaret. She presses the release switch for launching. Close up, the Carinthia, as she slides down launching ramp. CU. Princess Margaret watching. GV. Carinthia hits the water. CU. People waving. GV. Carinthia finally launched.

    (Lavender.) (Orig "A")

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    557.24
    Media URN:
    31389
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    19/12/1955
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:54:00 / 01:34:09:00
    Canister:
    55/101

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