Lady Warter launches new British Railways vessel "Elk" at Lowestoft.
Title reads: "New ship for Channel Isles".
Launching of new British Railways vessel, "Elk". C/U Lady Warter (wife of British Rail Region Chairman Sir Philip Warter) with an official in front of microphone. C/U bow of "Elk". C/U Lady Warter receiving bouquet from Janette Masterson aged 8. C/U people looking on.
C/U Lady Warter in front of microphone. She pulls the launching handle, pan to bottle of Champagne smashing on the bow. C/U shipyard workmen cheering. C/U bow as ship slides down slipway. C/U men waving. L/S "Elk" entering the water. G/V ship in water. C/U Sir Philip and Lady Warter. G/V "Elk" being towed away for fitting.