• Short Summary

    Shipbuilders in Surrey made lifeboats for new liner QE2.

  • Description

    No title. Making lifeboats for luxury liner "Queen Elizabeth II" (QE2), East Molesey, Surrey.

    Zoom in to show L/S "Queen Elizabeth II" going down slipway. L/S QE2 going into the water.

    M/S halves of hull lying in shipbuilders yard. M/S ditto. Interior of workshop, showing one half of lifeboat being worked on. C/U worker working on one half of lifeboat with an electric sander. L/S two haves of lifeboat being joined. C/U workers riveting together two halves of lifeboat. L/S lifeboat being fitted with blocks of foam which is used for buoyancy.

    M/S of one of the luxury lifeboats standing in the yard - it will be also used to ferry passengers to shore. C/U the ropes hanging on side of lifeboat. C/U name on lifeboat: "Queen Elizabeth II". Interior shot of lifeboat showing rows of seats. M/S ditto. M/S of the pilot's wheel and controls. L/S of lifeboat.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2055.06
    Media URN:
    50828
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    25/02/1968
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:34:00 / 01:09:28:00
    Canister:
    68/17

Comments (1)

  1. Graham Langley says

    The company was Watercraft Ltd, The Barge Walk, East Molesey.

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