36,000 ton tanker SS 'Faith' launched in Formosa (Taiwan).
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Free China launches 36,000 ton tanker, largest ever built in Formosa (Taiwan).
Various shots crowd gathered for keel laying at the shipyard. LS Vice President Chen Cheng speaking at keel laying ceremonies. CU shipyard sign identifying construction of Nationalist China's largest craft, first of two 36,000 tankers. MS first steel plate being put into position. Various shots crowd at Ingalls-Taiwan shipyard for keel laying. LS showing side of tanker in final stages of being fitted out at dry dock. MS as dockside workman wheels piece of equipment to be installed. MS men working on side of ship. CU ship worker riveting. CU welding. MS men on scaffolding. MS men working on installation of propeller. Various shots ship being completed. MS three men sit on dockside looking at sign.
MS members of Chinese Naval unit arriving for ceremonies. CU as Chinese and American flags fly side by side at shipyard. CU traffic policeman at entrance to yard. Various shots people arriving at yard for ceremonies. LS guests inspecting newly completed ship, walking around the end of the dry dock. Various shots crowds gathered.
CU Taiwanese family attending the ceremonies. CU two Chinese ladies. CU army officer. CU crowds gathering. CU Vice President Chen Cheng arriving for ceremonies. CU as he greets US Ambassador Everett F Drumright. CU Chen Cheng waving to guests and speaking to them as he moves to platform. CU two spectators watching proceedings. CU as Harry McLaughlin, President of Ingalls-Taiwan, speaks at the ship launching ceremonies.
MS Vice President Chen Cheng with Magnus I Gregerson, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ingalls-Taiwan. CU bow of ship festooned with streamers. LS Mrs M I Gregerson christening the SS 'Faith'. Pan right to left. MS workmen turning valves to flood dry dock. The 'Faith' will be floated and taken to the sea in about a month after final installations are completed. Overhead MS water pouring into the dry dock. CU floral gifts arriving at dockside as ship is christened. MS congratulatory sign posted at shipyard.