The 'Kookaburra', the first of the antisubmarine ships, is launched at Cockatoo Dock, Sydney, Australia.
Item title reads - Australia.
LAUNCH OF H.M.A.S. KOOKABURRA. Wife of Rear Admiral McNeil christens the first of the antisubmarine units being built for harbour defence, at Sydney's Cockatoo Dock.
M/S of the wife of Engineer Rear Admiral McNeil standing on the platform and making a speech. She names the ship 'Kookaburra' and cuts the ribbon which smashes the bottle of champagne against the ship. Various shots as it slides into the water. L/S of the ship in the dock.