The launch of a ship destined for use by the Melanesian Mission.
Full title reads: "East Cowes. For the Solomon Islands. The Melanesian Mission's Twin-screw motor-ship 'Southern Cross' - launched at Samuel White's famous yard."
East Cowes, Isle of Wight.
A parade of choirboys follow a cross as they walk through a crowd at a shipbuilding yard. They stand is a semi circle in the gathering.
An unidentified woman swings a bottle of champagne at the ship to bless it before its launch.
The boat slides down the launch way passed the gathered people.
Different angle as it floats in the water.
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