Various shots of large ship being launched.
MS High shot, ship on stocks prior to launching. CU Bow of new cargo boat panning to the name. "SS Oliwa". MS Ships bows. LS Activity on the slipways. MS Men soaping the slipway. (2 shots). MS Spectators on quay. CU Two Polish naval men on the quay. MS Champagne bottle breaking on bows of ship. MS Workmen removing restraining wedges with axes. MS Ship entering the water. MS Naval men lining the quay, clapping. MS Ship sliding into the water. MS Turbulent wake of ship. MS Bows of the ship. LS People cheering the ship from the quayside. LS Ship resting in water, seen from shore with spectators in foreground.
Note: "Date received" on original paperwork, reads: 18/5/48.