• Short Summary

    The 'Kookaburra', the first of the antisubmarine ships, is launched at Cockatoo Dock, Sydney, Australia.

  • Description

    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.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    989.07
    Media URN:
    18208
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    21/11/1938
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:38:00 / 01:04:30:00
    Canister:
    38/93

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