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    Launching of the biggest ever ship built in a European shipyard

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    Hamburg, Germany

    Various shots of crowd waiting just before launching of the 23,000 ton tanker "Esso Spain" the latest built by the Howaldtswerke Hamburg shipyard, also the biggest tanker ever built in a European shipyard. Tension builds up in the shipyard and Mrs. J.B.H. Howard, wife of Esso director christens the tanker and Hamburg's Mayor Nevermann leads three cheers. The tanker slides down ramp and takes to the water, as armada of little craft comes alongside. Excellent shot from tanker of crowds seeing the tanker off on her maiden voyage. (F.G.)

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    Film ID:
    3052.06
    Media URN:
    86778
    Group:
    Unissued / unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1962
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:44:00 / 01:24:21:00
    Canister:
    UN 3631 B

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