• Short Summary

    The Fire Launch 'Massey Shaw' is released into the water.

  • Description

    Cowes.

    Material surrounding the launch of the London fire boat - 'Massey Shaw'.

    Wooden chocks are knocked away from under the boat.

    MS of unidentified dignitaries their to launch the boat.

    Shots of the boat moving down the slipway.

    Shots of the Fire Launch as it moves out into the water.

    N.B. Item found in Unidentified Gazettes reel. Presumably from 1930s Gazettes.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1881.15
    Media URN:
    75471
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:47:09:00 / 01:47:50:00
    Canister:
    UNI GAZ ROLL 1

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The launching took place at Cowes on the Isle of Wight sometime in 1935 (I can't be more precise than that).

    The fireboat was made by the "J Samuel White" shipbuilding firm, and was subsequently stationed at Blackfriars, London.

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  2. British Pathé says

    Brilliant - thanks very much indeed.

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