South African ship 'William Ellery' is repaired at Durban after U-boat torpedo hit.
Unissued / unused footage - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.
Titles read: 'African Mirror No. 252 - GRAND WORK AT A DURBAN SHIPYARD'.
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.