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  • Short Summary

    The railway steamer 'Malines' launched from Armstrong Whitworth's Yard, Newcastle.

  • Description

    Title - 'Newcastle-on-Tyne. Launch of railway steamer 'Malines' from Armstrong Whitworth's Yard despite difficulties, British shipbuilding' (rest of title obscured by timecode).

    Tyne and Wear.

    MS woman smashing bottle against side of ship to launch it. MS workers, pan across them. MS ship sliding into water. MS ship. MS woman looking at camera holding bottle of champagne before launch, it takes a couple of attempts for her to break the bottle and launch the ship. MS's ship in water.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2390.06
    Media URN:
    76237
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1924 - 1926
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:57:00 / 01:27:20:00
    Canister:
    ON 296 B

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    Currently dated as 1924-26, this launch actually took place on 6 January 1921.

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