The launch of a Merchant ship at midnight is filmed by Pathe with the use of flares.
Intertitle: "MID-NIGHT LAUNCH. Unique pictures - of a big Merchant ship taking the water - taken by the aid of flares".
Very dark, rather eerie L/S of the stern of a large vessel as it slides down a launching ramp into the sea. The smoke from the flares engulfs the hull of the ship, tiny silhouettes of people cheering can be seen at the bottom of the ship - very atmospheric.