Duke of Edinburgh sees technical machinery at the new Ship Hydrodynamics Laboratory
Feltham, Greater London
DUKE OF EDINBURGH VISITS SHIP HYDRODYNAMICS LABORATORY.
The opening of the new Ship Hydrodynamics Laboratory of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research: Various shots in the towing tank showing the main carriage towing a model of a Cable-laying ship (the test to determine power necessary to drive the ship) which is designed to be 375 ft. long and 8200 Tons. Various shots showing general and close ups of the ship model, the main tank and carriage to cut-ins with the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh's ride on the carriage. The tank can also test submarine models for future Nuclear Propulsion problems. Size of tank - 1300 ft long, 48 ft. wide, 25 ft. deep. Shot of plaque Duke will unveil to open the building. Shot of bows of model in towing tank. GV. of Laboratory. Various shots of ship's hull being modelled in a wax modelling machine - cutter planing the wax, control panel guiding the cutter. Various shots of remote controlled model in sea-keeping tank and control panel. Various shots of propellor being tested in water tunnel. GV. of water GV. of water tunnel.
Various shots of opening Ceremony - Lord Hailsham greets the Duke. Various shots of spectators Hailsham speaking, Duke speaking and GV. unveiling of plaque. Various shots of Duke at the controls of the remote controlled boat in the sea-keeping tank. Duke watched the wax modelling cutter. Various shots of Duke and Lord Hailsham watching the model, instruments etc., Various shots of Duke watching the propellor in the wind Tunnel and the control panel of same.
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