• Short Summary

    Lady Batho launches H.M.S. London.

  • Description

    Item title reads: "H.M.S."London" Our latest 10,000 ton Cruiser, launched by Lady Mayoress of London."

    Portsmouth, Hampshire

    C/U of Mayoress, Lady C.A. Batho, dressed in lovely black and white hat and fur collared coat. She is seen standing near the ship carrying a large bouquet of flowers. Helped by a man in a top hat, she crashes the bottle against the ship's hull, but it doesn't look as if it breaks. She then takes a mallet to hammer away the restraining link. The ship glides slowly down the slipway into the water, watched by the crowds and shipyard workers. M/S ship drops anchor.

    Note: Lady Batho has a lovely hat with a black and white flame design on it,and it looks very fashionable.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    698.23
    Media URN:
    33359
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    15/09/1927
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:12:00 / 01:37:45:00
    Canister:
    G 1433

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The date of the launch was 14 September 1927.

    HMS London was a County-class heavy cruiser.

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