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  • Short Summary

    The launch of Cunard liner the "Franconia", Clydebank, Scotland.

  • Description

    Clydebank, Scotland.

    Full titles read: "ANOTHER LUXURY LINER LAUNCHED - Giant Cunarder "Franconia" released by simple touch of Lady Royden's finger glides gracefully to the water. --"

    L/S Lady Royden standing on platform with dignitaries about to launch the ship. Very good C/U of Lady Royden placing her finger on button on box, she presses it down. Several L/S's of the large hull of the ship sliding backwards down the ramp into the water. L/S of the "Franconia" on the river. L/S of two workmen looking out over the river from the launch ramp.

    Note: According to the paperwork the liner was launched on October 21st 1923.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    286.25
    Media URN:
    23317
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    26/10/1922
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:04:00 / 01:37:35:00
    Canister:
    G 923

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "Note: According to the paperwork the liner was launched on October 21st 1923" - yes, that's the correct launch date.

    "Lady Royden" referred to was the wife of Sir Thomas Royden, Chairman of the Cunard Line.

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