Sir Stafford Cripps launches the Royal Navy Aircraft Carrier HMS Hercules.
Unissued / Unused Material
Various shots of VIPs arriving to launch warship. Including Sir Stafford Cripps and Lady Cripps. Good shots of aircraft carrier HMS Hercules being launched.
Good low angle long shot of shipyard crane at work. Man hammering at ship's stocks. CU the name "Hercules" on the bow of aircraft carrier. Shots of ship sliding into water.
Shots of crowds there to watch launching at ship builders yard. More shots of VIPs including Cripps. Shots of bows of ship.
Cataloguer's Note: Old record suggests date: 22/09/1945