Footage of the Countess of Shaftesbury launching the HMS Dorsetshire, Portsmouth, Hampshire.
Full titles read: "HMS DORSETSHIRE - last of the Cruisers authorised in 1926... costing £2,250,000... named and launched by the Countess of Shaftesbury."
Nice M/S of the Countess with elderly official, she drops the bottle of Champagne against the bow of the boat. M/S of the ship sliding down the launch ramp into the sea. L/S's of large crowds of people waving and cheering from the quay.