Earl Beatty chats to the Captain of the "Aquitania" on which he will travel to Washington for a conference.
Item title reads - Earl Beatty leaves on Cunard liner "Aquitania" to attend Washington Conference as Britain's Naval Expert. Southampton, Hampshire.
Earl Beatty, First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff, salutes the captain and rubs his eyes, they chat while they stand on deck. C/U of the Earl. He poses with the captain and two other men. C/U of the Earl in his uniform. M/S as he emerges from the cabin with the captain and poses again. CU of the Earl.