Queen Wilhelmina of Holland eventually launches the new ship 'Oranje' after the mechanism gets stuck for an hour.
Item title reads - Dutch Queen launches a liner.
Queen Wilhelmina launches Dutch Liner 'Oranje'. Holland.
L/S of the dock, M/S of the 'Oranje'. M/S of the state barge sailing across to it. M/S of flotilla of yachts. L/S of Queen Wilhelmina in the barge. M/S as they arrive at the dock, L/S of huge crowds waiting. M/S as the Queen walks up the steps, children wave from high up. L/S as the Queen walks onto the platform. M/S of her stood with officials. M/S as she uses the ivory hammer to release the mechanism, but the ship does not move. L/S of people waiting. M/S of royal party looking bemused. M/S as we see it launched after an hour. Various shots as it slides into the sea. M/S of the Queen watching. L/S of the ship.