• Short Summary

    The HMS 'Formidable' breaking away from moorings and launching herself, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

  • Description

    HMS 'Formidable' launches herself in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

    M/S Lady Kingsley Wood arriving with her husband. Various shots, workmen under ship at work on launching gear. Various shots of Formidable breaking away and racing down slipway out of control, smashing all the wooden chocks and throwing wooden platform into the air. Lady Wood smashes bottle as it moves off. Various shots of men climbing from debris. C/U Sir Kingsley Wood watching. L/S Kingsley and Lady Wood enter the car, pan across scene showing debris and people watching departure. L/S Formidable lying offshore surrounded by tugs. The commentator says that one was killed with a few workers injured but not seriously.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1019.01
    Media URN:
    20149
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    21/08/1939
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:09:00 / 01:02:14:00
    Canister:
    39/67

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