H.M.S. Resource, the new fleet repair ship, is launched in Cumbria.
Item title reads - The new fleet repair ship. H.M.S. Resource launched from Vickers-Armstrongs' famous yard. Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria.
L/S of a windy day, clergymen conduct the launching ceremony stood with other officials on a platform. M/S as a lady prepares to launch the ship, she looks a bit like the Duchess of York but probably isn't. M/S as H.M.S. Resource slides into the water. M/S of it in the water with Union Jack flying. L/S as the camera pans across it. L/S of it under a dark and brooding sky.
Various shots of the ship as the camera pans across it. M/S as the lady walks over to the launching platform. M/S of a band playing while people stand around, the camera pans across to sailors in front. M/S of clergymen entering the platform. Various shots of one reading from a paper. M/S of sailors and band. M/S as the lady stands there and a man gives three cheers. People rush to look and the camera pans across the crowds. The sailors salute and men take their hats off.
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