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  • Short Summary

    The Duchess of York launches HMS Cruiser 'York' from Palmer's Shipyard.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "Our Latest Warship - H.M.S. Cruiser "York" christened and launched by the Duchess of York from Palmers famous Shipbuilding Yard."

    Jarrow-on-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, 17 July 1928

    L/S shows the back of the Duchess of York (Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother) launching the new warship by smashing a bottle of champagne against the hull. L/S of the ship moving slowly down the ramp towards the water, watched by a huge crowd of people who wave handkerchiefs to the men on board. L/S and M/S from the river as the ship enters the water.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    734.09
    Media URN:
    34927
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    19/07/1928
    Sound:
    silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:24:00 / 01:10:52:00
    Canister:
    G 1521

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