Ships of the reserve fleet are prepared to be mothballed with a chemical spray.
"Pickling" the fleet: The Royal Navy chemically test vessels to protect them from the weather. Harwich, Essex.
CU Pathe Cameraman Jock Gemmell operating camera (linking shot).
LS Pan of the battleship in Harwich harbour.
MS CU Naval welders erecting framework over a gun.
CU Tapes are fixed to the steel frame.
CU Fish netting is pulled over the tape.
CU The fish netting is sprayed with plastic.
CU Naval officer watching process.
VS of men spraying guns.
LS General view of the sunset on Harwich harbour.
N.B. Ships of the reserve fleet are mothballed for up to five years using this weatherproofing technique - MD.