• Short Summary

    South African ship 'William Ellery' is repaired at Durban after U-boat torpedo hit.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused footage - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.

    Titles read: 'African Mirror No. 252 - GRAND WORK AT A DURBAN SHIPYARD'.

    South Africa.

    Several shots of Mr Studderk (sp?), Commodore Martin and Dr HJ Vanderbale (sp?), Director of War Supplies, watching ship repair job by workers in Durban harbour. Foreman and engineer discuss the job and look at plans. The 'William Ellery' had a colossal hole blown in her by a U-boat torpedo somewhere in the Indian Ocean. Commentator admonishes - "Here is a warning which speaks louder than words - don't talk about ships or shipping".

    Several shots as propellor is winched into position. L/S of the ship heading out of harbour.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1944.37
    Media URN:
    74002
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1940 - 1949
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:55:41:00 / 01:57:28:00
    Canister:
    UN 1201 H

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