• Short Summary

    Footage of the launch of new liner the 'America' in New York, United States of America.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "NEW US LINER LAUNCHED"

    Various shots of people cheering as Eleanor Roosevelt christens large new liner the 'America' in New York in the United States of America. Several shots of the large vessel sliding down the launch ramp.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1019.18
    Media URN:
    20166
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    18/09/1939
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:32:00 / 01:18:51:00
    Canister:
    39/73

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The ship is the "SS America".

    The launch seen here took place on 31 August 1939.

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