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  • Short Summary

    Mrs Lamar Fleming launches a large ship from the Haverton Hill Shipyard.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "M.V. 'Dallas City' - Launched at the Haverton Hill Shipyard of the Furness Shipbuilding Company - 16th July 1936 - by Mrs Lamar Fleming of Houston City, Texas for Reardon Smith Line Ltd., Cardiff.".

    Mrs Lamar Fleming and other dignitaries walk across shipyard.

    Low angle shot of hull of large ship.

    Shots of the ship being moved by tugs are intercut with shots of shipyard workers. ship - the Dallas City.

    Pan along launching platform with dignitaries on. The platform is decorated with the Stars and Stripes American flag and the Union Jack British flag.

    MS men knock and push away wooden chocks from underneath keel of ship.

    More shots of dignitaries. Mrs Fleming swings a bottle at the ship and launches her.

    VS of the ship sliding down the slipway. Men of the shipyard wave her off.

    N.B. Item found in Unidentified Gazettes reel. Presumably from 1930s Gazettes.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1905.37
    Media URN:
    61289
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:47:25:00 / 01:50:00:00
    Canister:
    UNI GAZ ROLL 9

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