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  • Short Summary

    Prince George, Duke of Kent begins the construction of a new warship.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Birkenhead. Prince George drives first rivet in keel of H.M.S. Achilles in Cammell Laird's famous yard."

    Cammell Laird Ship Yard, Birkenhead, Merseyside.

    Prince Arthur, Duke of Kent walks with others onto podium. He switches on machine that lowers steel plate in front of him.

    Shot of a shipbuilder heating up a rivet.

    The rivet is placed in a hole in the steel plate and Prince George operates machine to drive rivet home to start the construction of the new warship HMS Achilles.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    809.35
    Media URN:
    10626
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    15/06/1931
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:53:43:00 / 01:54:39:00
    Canister:
    31/48

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