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