• Short Summary

    British Rail hovercraft used to ferry passengers between Southampton and Isle of Wight.

  • Description

    No title. New hovercraft - Hovermarine 2 - Southampton, Hampshire.

    M/S hovercraft HM2 in the water at rest. Interior shot of the passenger cabin - British Rail will use the hovercraft to ferry people between Southampton and the Isle of Wight. M/S engineer working on engine. Camera moves in to C/U of driver in driving position flicking on switches. M/S the hovercraft lifting out of the water and moving forward in a gathering cloud of spray. Panning shot as craft gathers speed, it shows the name on back of craft; "Sea Speed". C/U the driver's hands on wheel. Panning shot the "Sea Speed" hovercraft underway on the Solent.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2053.01
    Media URN:
    56622
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    11/02/1968
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:19:00 / 01:01:08:00
    Canister:
    68/13

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