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    Titles read: "NOVEL LAUNCHINGS".

    Various locations of events.

    At Norfolk in Virginia, United States of America, we see various shots of a steel oil tanker ship being launched and sliding sideways down a slipway. It nearly capsizes when toppling over the 6 foot drop at the end, but just manages to bounce right way up.

    In Durban, South Africa's first warship, a 45 ton anti-submarine vessel (motor torpedo boat) is christened, then lifted onto the water by an enormous crane.

    At a New Jersey shipyard in America, commentator says two ships are being launched at the same time, but we only see one. General MacArthur's sister-in-law (unnamed) smashes a champagne bottle against the hull of a destroyer several times and the vessel moves down the slipway. Natural sound of people cheering and a man saying "Don't push!".

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    06/04/1942
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    43758
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1322.28
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:46:00 / 01:41:51:00
    Canister:
    42/28
    Sort Number:
    42/028
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    War & Revolution Trade & Industry
    WorkSpaces
    General MacArthur General MacArthur South Africa Archive
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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