• Short Summary

    Launching of the Esso Tanker 'Cambria'. Biggest ship ever built in Holland.

  • Description

    Esso tanker launched.

    Aerial shot Esso, Cambria, on the wharf of the Verolme near Rotterdam. Pan to the bow of the Cambria. Top shot Looking down from the Cambria, of the bow. GV Showing the bow. SV Gulley for anchor chain. LV Showing the deck. LV Showing the ship the Cambria, ready for launching. CU Nameplate, "Esso Cambria, London". Zoom back to GV. SV Bottle hanging on side of tanker. Bottle breaks, (marked in yellow). LV As the tanker starts to move. People running to side of wharf as the tanker is launched. SV Wife of vice president of Esso Europe Company, Mrs. Kaufmann, and other V.I.P.s watching the launch, (after she launched it). LV As the tanker moves off. This shot shows it's tremendous length. Camera pans up to show the whole of the tanker, launched. AS As the chains break away. GV Tanker after launch. High elevated shot Looking down at mass crowds on wharf. LV The tanker.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2205.06
    Media URN:
    57270
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    25/08/1969
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:05:00 / 01:17:02:00
    Canister:
    69/43

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