• Short Summary

    The First Lady Mrs Hoover launches a liner named after her husband.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Newport News, Va. Christened with water from the Seven Seas. Mrs Hoover launches 23,000 ton liner named after her husband, the President."

    Newport News, Virginia.

    Men in shipyard remove blocks holding keel of liner ship 'President Hoover' in place.

    The First Lady Mrs Lou Hoover stands by while announcer reads his voiceover into microphone. Water from various containers is poured into bottle.

    More shots of men working at bottom of ship.

    Mrs Hoover holds bottle of water with which to bless and launch the ship.

    Tilt up bow of ship. CU name of ship. The bottle smashes against the side of the ship. The ship slides away into the water.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    755.21
    Media URN:
    8247
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    29/12/1930
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:33:18:00 / 01:34:39:00
    Canister:
    30/61

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