• Short Summary

    Q4 liner is named Queen Elizabeth II and launched on the Clyde. Scotland.

  • Description

    No title - Launching of the Q4.


    Various shots of the Q4. C/U and M/S propellor. M/S and L/S ship hanging over slipway. L/S of the ship. L/S as Queen Elizabeth II walks along with Lord Aberconway, Chairman of John Brown and Company, and Managing Director John Rannie. M/S as she stops to talk to crowds. M/S Princess Margaret and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, in background. M/S Queen walking along with John Rannie and Sir Basil Smallpiece. M/S ship. C/U Queen walking along. M/S crowds. M/S Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, looking at launching mechanism. M/S Queen laughing, pan out to scene.

    M/S pan across the drag chains. L/S ship. L/S Queen and party walking up steps. Various shots as chocks are knocked away. C/U foreman watching. Various shots as they knock chocks away. M/S two foremen watching. L/S pan down ship. M/S as the Queen is handed the name of the ship and smiles. M/S as she steps up to the microphone and announces the ship will be called Queen Elizabeth II, people applaud and she launches the ship. Camera pans across to the ship as bottle smashes on side. Various shots as the ship slides into the water and people cheer. M/S of the chains being dragged after it. M/S Queen, Duke and Princess Margaret watching, the Queen smells her bouquet of flowers. L/S ship in water.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:38:00 / 01:39:47:00

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    The "Q4" referred to here was the Cunard Line's code-name for what we now know as the QE2.

    The christening and launch seen here took place on 20 September 1967.

    Not currently documented, at 03:50 thirteen Blackburn Buccaneers of the Fleet Air Arm fly over in anchor formation.

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