• Short Summary

    Commissioning of Britain's first nuclear submarine, Dreadnought at Barrow-in-Furness.

  • Description

    Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria.

    GV. Britain's first nuclear submarine Dreadnought tied up at Barrow-in-Furness. SV. The conning tower zoom in to close up shot of the nameplate. GV. Dreadnought. SV. Stern of Dreadnought. SCU. Commander Samborne who will be captain of the ship. CU. The Commander. SV. People seated waiting for the commissioning ceremony. CU. The commander's wife. GV. Dreadnought. GV. The ship's complement in ranks on the quayside. SCU. Pan, some of the men. GV. People watching. GV. The crew. Camera pans and then zooms in to show Commander Samborne and the Reverend Iain Marchment on dais onboard the Dreadnought for the commissioning ceremony. Commander is speaking. GV. The crew. SV. The Reverend reading the blessing. SV. Spectators. GV. The crew, camera zooms to show the white ensign being unfurled on the deck of Dreadnought. CU. Officers. SCU. The ensign flying. GV. Some of the crew going aboard Dreadnought. GV. Dreadnought. SV. Interior of the lower torpedo room, sailor is descending stairs. Camera pans with him as he walks towards the tubes. SV. & SCU. The sailor walking towards the tubes and operating what is presumed to be the opening device of a tube.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:44:00 / 01:04:42:00

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