This video has no sound
  • Short Summary

    New cruiser - the H.M.S. Cornwall - is launched in Devonport.

  • Description

    Devonport, Devon.

    Title: "H.M.S. CORNWALL out latest Cruiser - launches. The impressive proceedings were broadcasted for first time".

    M/S of a posh looking woman standing on a platform next to the hull of the ship, with the help of two gentlemen she pushes a swing that smashes a champagne bottle against the ship. One of the gentlemen holds a chisel up to the hull, the posh lady hits the chisel with a small mallet; somehow this releases ship and we see it slide slowly down the slipway. L/S of the ship sliding down the slipway towards the sea, crowds of dock workers standing beside the slipway cheering and waving their hats in the air. High angled L/S of a large crowd on the dockside, they wave there hats and give three cheers.

    Note: presumably the launch ceremony was broadcast on the wireless - this is not shown in the actual item.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:50:00 / 01:18:04:00
    G 1276

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment