• Short Summary

    Queen launches new 24,000 ton Canadian Pacific liner 'Empress of Britain'.

  • Description

    Fairfields Yard, Govan, Scotland.

    GV. Dockside. Queen Elizabeth II accompanied by VIP's walking through crowds to launching platform, & SV. AS. Side of ship showing name "Empress of Britain". SV. Queen receiving bouquet by two year old Robert Bruce, grandson of Lord Allain, Chairman of Fairfields Shipyards. Queen receives bouquet. GV. Massed crowds watching. SV. Queen walking to launching platform. SCU. Queen standing in front of microphone. Natural sound: "I name this ship, etc. ...all who sail in her." CU. Bottle hits bow of ship. SV. Pan with ship as she slips down the launching ramp. SV. Side of ship and propellors ploughing through water. SCU. Queen smiling and watching from launching platform, with Duke of Edinburgh. GV. Ship in water and chains being dragged away from launching ramp. CU. Queen watching looking very interested. GV. Empress of Britain launched.

    (Lav.) (Orig.K.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    531.38
    Media URN:
    30884
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    27/06/1955
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:22:00 / 01:49:40:00
    Canister:
    55/51

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