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  • Short Summary

    Lady Clementine Churchill launches new aircraft carrier, HMS Hermes.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material.

    Launching of HMS Hermes, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria.

    L/S workman greasing the slipway. Various shots from under stern looking at twin rudders. L/S stern and slipway. L/S nameplate: "Hermes". Various shots bows and launching platform. L/S half way down slipway of the launch. L/S aircraft carrier in the water. M/S spectators. L/S tugs taking Hermes away to fitting out basin.

    Various L/Ss of Lady Clementine Churchill arriving for launch. We see the champagne bottle breaking on the stern and the ship going down the slipway. Various shots Lady Churchill walking amongst crowd, she inspects troop of Wrens (WRNS).

    Old records give date as 16/02/1953.

    Note: for more shots of launch see UN 2511 B.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2010.16
    Media URN:
    62353
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:54:00 / 01:52:47:00
    Canister:
    UN 2513 B

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