• Description

    Unused / unissued material - dates and locations unclear or unknown.

    HMS 'Invincible' ? arrive home.

    Various shots of large battleship in dock. Shots of warships off shore. Several shots of HMS 'Invincible' making her way up the estuary. People watch from the shore. Shots of the ship docking. A crane lifts a jeep from the deck of the ship to the shore. Several shots of crew members walking down steps to the shore. M/Ss of the Captain (?) giving speech (no sound).

    Year: 1946?

    Amendment February 2012: A visitor to the website has provided some more information. There was no HMS Invincible at this time. The ship is probably an Illustrious class aircraft carriers. Does anyone know which one?

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  • Data

    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1940 - 1949
    Media URN:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:52:00 / 01:56:32:00
    UN 1341 E
    Sort Number:
    UN 1341 E
  • Appears in...

    Travel & Exploration War & Revolution
    Battle of the Atlantic Battle of the Atlantic Battle of the Atlantic
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (2)

  1. Tony Bullock says

    The ships are returning to Portsmouth. The first ship is, as Rob suggests, a KGV battleship. The carrier is one of the \'Illustrious\' class (Illustrious, Victorious, Formidable or Indomitable).

  2. Rob Gray says

    This is a King George V class battleship:
    King George V
    Duke of York
    Prince of Wales
    The RN did not have an 'Invincible' during World War II. The earlier ship of that name was sunk at Jutland in 1916 and the next was the aircraft carrier which served in the Falklands in 1982.

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