This video has no sound
  • Short Summary

    Launching of the HMS Fearless

  • Description

    Location: England / Great Britain

    Story about the launching of HMS Fearless.

    MS. Workmen removing supports under HMS Fearless before the launching.

    LS. People looking over edge of ship.

    VS. Man and woman on launching platform, the woman releases bottle and HMS Fearless is launched. It slides down ramp and moves out to sea.

    Various LS. of ship laying in dockyard harbour before having final fittings.

    Note: HMS Fearless is a destroyer which has been designed to intercept guided missiles and sending missiles.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:18:00 / 01:06:11:00
    UN 3847 C

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The clip's title, describing the ship as a missile launcher, and the note at the end of the shots list describing it as a missile interceptor are incorrect. HMS Fearless was in fact an amphibious assault ship, designed to transport and land troops by sea.

    The launching seen here took place on 19 December 1963.

    "Man and woman on launching platform, the woman releases bottle" - the woman is Lady Hull.

  2. jamied says

    The launching is taking place from the yard of Harland and Wolff in Belfast.

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment