• Short Summary

    Queen Mother launches Britain's biggest tanker the 'British Queen' at John Brown's shipyard.

  • Description

    Titles read: "CLYDEBANK - ROYAL LAUNCHING".

    Clydebank, Scotland.

    At John Brown's shipyard we see the Queen Mother (Queen Elizabeth) wandering around and speaking to people in the crowd (including 7-year-old Robert Doig) before launching Britain's biggest tanker, the 'British Queen'.

    Several shots of the tanker. The Queen Mother and officials look up at the enormous craft. Men work to move the blocks from the base of the ship just before the launching. The Queen Mother lets go of a bottle that smashes against the side of the ship. It moves slowly down the slipway and the huge crowd cheers.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1597.04
    Media URN:
    50912
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    21/09/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:24:00 / 01:15:27:00
    Canister:
    59/76

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