• Short Summary

    The new 'Mauretania' is launched by Lady Bates, wife of Cunard Chairman, on Merseyside.

  • Description

    Item title reads - New Mauretania launched.

    Lady Bates, wife of Cunard Chairman, launches the 'Mauretania'. Merseyside.

    L/S of huge crowds waiting. L/S of the 'Mauretania' and launching platform. M/S of a Union Jack flag on the front of the ship. M/S as Lady Bates makes a speech about the new ship and wishes it good fortune. M/S footage of the old 'Mauretania' sailing. Lady Bates swings the champagne bottle against the side and claps. L/S of the people watching. L/S as she turns the winch and the American and English flags slide apart to show the name. Various shots as the ship slides down into the sea. L/S as the camera pans across people watching. M/S as it sails along with tugs.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    975.27
    Media URN:
    17803
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    01/08/1938
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:35:00 / 01:36:39:00
    Canister:
    38/61

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