• Short Summary

    A look at life on board new aircraft carrier, HMS Hermes.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Hermes Joins Royal Navy".

    At sea near Isle of Wight.

    Aerial shot Aircraft Carrier HMS Hermes at sea. Various shot Royal Navy officers and men assembled on the flight deck as the white ensign is raised from mast head. C/U Captain Tibbits shaking hands with Mr Leonard Redshaw of Vickers Shipbuilding after the handing over ceremony.

    Aerial shot Hermes at sea. Panning shot of ship's interior; the hangar beneath the flight deck. Panning shot showing corridor; men relaxing in their quarters. Two sailors reading a paper. M/S sailor pulls his folding bunk out from the wall. M/S giant washing machines operating in the laundry. M/S sailor operating press on clothes.

    M/S galley, camera pans to a cook breaking eggs into large basin for custard. M/S men pouring large churn of milk into large vat. Captain Tibbits on bridge, camera zooms into C/U officer looking at radar screen. C/U radar screen scanning. M/S Captain Tibbits seated in large chair on the bridge and looking through binoculars. Aerial shot Hermes at sea.

    Note: press release about the Hermes is on file.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1701.23
    Media URN:
    52872
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    23/11/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:47:00 / 01:31:09:00
    Canister:
    59/94

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