• Short Summary

    Remote controlled launch is tested off coast of Portsmouth, Hampshire.

  • Description

    Remote controlled launch, Portsmouth, Hampshire

    M/S Deserted boat moving past camera. C/U Bow of ship. C/U Cabin, pan up to flags flying at top of mast. M/S Cabin, sea in background. C/U Inside cabin, wheel turning on its own. M/S Robot launch from parent ship. M/S On board parent ship, controller in foreground with press-button control panel on knee, robot ship in background. C/U Panel, hand presses button and turns knob. M/S Wheel-house on robot ship, wheel turning. L/S Robot ship from parent ship.

    M/S Radio mast of robot launch, pan down to flags (red ensign and trials flag). M/S Robot launch from parent ship, pan across to C/U master radio on parent ship. C/U Radio operator. C/U Transmitter on parent ship. M/S From robot launch, parent ship. C/U Wheel turning on its own. M/S Engine room. C/U Automatic controlled throttle working. C/U Parent ship from robot launch. M/S Robot launch passing camera. L/S Robot launch going into distance.

    Cataloguer's note: The commentator says the boat is being tested by the R.A.F. (Royal Air Force).

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    Film ID:
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    New pictorials
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:14:00 / 01:31:08:00
    NP 329

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