• Short Summary

    Lady Wright launches the 'Borgsten' tanker. Sunderland.

  • Description

    Item title reads - "Robot" tanker.

    Launch of the M.T. 'Borgsten', tanker with no bridge, ordered by Norwegian firm. Sunderland.

    L/S of the 'Borgsten', people walk alongside holding umbrellas. C/U name on side. M/S propellor, pan to side. M/S deck, various shots of the navigation tower. M/S interior with workers inside. L/S looking down length of deck, M/S funnel with men on top.

    M/S lifeboats, pan to top shot of swimming pool. M/S of the spare anchor. M/S woman sweeping gangway, pan to top shot of the giant engines. L/S of the navigation tower with flags hanging from it for the launching ceremony. M/S of the deck with flags being hung.

    M/S as Lady Esther Wright, who will launch the ship, walks upstairs to the platform with Joseph L. Thompson and Alderman Mrs Hedley, Mayor of Sunderland. M/S of the bow of the ship. M/S Lady Wright preparing to swing the champagne bottle. C/U of the Captain of the 'Borgsten'. M/S as Lady Wright smashes the champagne bottle and the ship starts to slide away. M/S as the ship goes away from camera down the slipway.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:45:00 / 01:51:05:00

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