Smokey scenes as H.M.S. Rodney steams away from the Liverpool docks.
Item title reads: " H.M.S. Rodney. Our latest super battleship - leaves Cammell Laird's famous yard for Portsmouth."
M/S side view of the battleship with sailors on her deck. View of rear of H.M.S. Rodney with ensign flying. She is towed backwards at slow speed by tugs with a tug funnel in the foreground smoking. Further side views of the ship with tugs, all with smoking funnels. The ship leaves under her own steam, passing famous Liverpool buildings seen in the background.
Note: The ships all throw out lots of smoke, polluting the air.