Royal Research Ship 'Discovery II' prepares for scientific mission to the Antarctic.
Full title reads: "'Discovery II' Heads For South Seas".
West India Dock, London. Royal Research Ship 'Discovery II' heads For South Seas and Antarctic.
LV Discovery II tied up at West India dock. SV Name Discovery II on bows. MV Midships section showing radar scanner. CU Captain Blackburn, DSO RN reserve, from Isle of Wight. CU Head scientist, Dr Herdman, of Belfast, smoking pipe. MV Colin Dowding of Bath, last member of crew to report. SV Dowding talking to officer. SV Oldest and youngest seamen, AB Len Auffret and deck boy, Roy Jessup MV Packing cases going aboard. CU Packing cases. MV Packing cases going aboard. MV Chief officer, EM Fenton of Portsmouth, walking on deck. SV Members of crew mustering for duty. SV Bos'n Taff Davies of Shrewsbury, trying out winch. MV Riggers casting off ropes. CU Smoking funnel CU Dr Peshall. MV Union Jack on bows of ship. LV Discovery II.