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  • Short Summary

    A Mrs Mercer from America launches the ship 'Houston City'.

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    Unused / unissued material - no paperwork - dates unclear or unknown

    Title reads: "Launch of the Motor Vessel Houston City. November 16th 1933 for Sir Wm. Reardon Smith & Sons Ltd, Cardiff & London By ..." "Mrs Catherine S Mercer of Houston & New York, USA. Built by the Furness Shipbuilding Co. Ltd, Haverton Hill-on-Tees, England."

    Teeside, England.

    LV of ship Houston City waiting to be launched. Union Jack British flag and Stars and Stripes American flag fly in front of the ship. Pan along ship prior to launch. Ship's captain looks her over. Ship yard workers prepare ship for launch. Mrs Mercer and others get ready to launch the vessel. Mrs Mercer smashes the bottle of wine against the ship to launch her. Ship slides slowly in the water. Shots of the ship at dock.

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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:59:00 / 01:54:35:00
    UN 82 D

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