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  • Short Summary

    Britain's new battleship - HMS Leander - is launched by Mrs Alexander.

  • Description

    Full title reads: Devonport. HMS Leander. Our latest battleship named and launched by Mrs. Alexander, wife of Labour's first Lord of the Admiralty."

    Devonport, Devon.

    A vicar stands on a podium near the stern of HMS Leander. The gathered crowd are singing a hymn.

    Mrs Alexander (wife of A V Alexander) swings bottle to name and launch the new battleship.

    The warship moves off down the slipway into the water.

    Shots of the ship floating in the water.

    Gathered people give three cheers.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    867.31
    Media URN:
    12718
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    28/09/1931
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:23:00 / 01:52:19:00
    Canister:
    31/78

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