• Short Summary

    Launch of British destroyer - HMS Kempenfelt.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Cowes, Isle of Wight. Our latest Battleship HMS Kempenfelt, built and engined in JS White's famous shipyard, launched."

    Cowes, Isle of Wight, Hampshire.

    Shots of various dignitaries gathered for the launch of the destroyer HMS Kempenfelt.

    Shots of the keel of the ship as it stands on the stocks.

    A woman unsuccessfully tries to smash a bottle of champagne on the side of the ship.

    CU Name of ship.

    The warship starts to slid down the slipway. Three cheers are given.

    Various shots of the ship (the superstructure has yet to be built) in the water.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    873.03
    Media URN:
    12789
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    02/11/1931
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:31:00 / 01:05:02:00
    Canister:
    31/88

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