• Short Summary

    Forepart of a tanker is launched and joined to the other half at a shipyard.

  • Description

    Titles read: "HALF A SHIP LAUNCHED".

    Location of events unknown.

    A woman with a scarf in her hair - turban-style - smashes half a bottle of wine against half a ship to launch it at an unidentified shipyard. The forepart of a tanker moves down the slipway and into the water. Commentator explains that a 12 thousand ton tanker struck a mine and was severely damaged. The forepart sank, but the after-end was saved.

    Several shots show the two parts of the ship being brought slowly together. Men standing on both sections watch the progress.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1326.14
    Media URN:
    43819
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    11/05/1942
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:00:00 / 01:20:07:00
    Canister:
    42/38

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