• Short Summary

    Ship, the Queen Mary, leaves docks at Clydebank for first trip out to sea.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "The Queen Mary leaves the Clyde".

    Near Glasgow, Scotland.

    Luxury liner, the Queen Mary leaves the docks at Clydebank where she was built for her first trip on the sea. M/S of Queen Mary (wife of late King George V) standing at microphone behind a rain covered window.

    Various shots of Queen Mary ship. Tug boats guide the ship out of fitting out bay. She has to be navigated down tricky 15 mile stretch of River Clyde. On board, with two pilots, is Sir Edgar Britten, the Commodore of the Cunard White Star Line.

    We hear sounds of crowds cheering and sirens of other vessels sounding as Queen Mary ship moves away from docks. Aeroplanes swoop past over head. Good aerial shot of Queen Mary on River Clyde.

    Lots more shots of ship leaving docks. Crowds watch from quayside.

    Note: sound track does not match all shots in neg. - looks like neg. has been reedited at some point or maybe some shots are missing. Possibly another version of neg. exists somewhere else? AH 2001.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:10:00 / 01:22:49:00

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    From 01:39 the location suddenly changes from Clydebank, Scotland, to Southampton, England - entering the dry dock there - yet the commentary continues to talk about her passage down the River Clyde.

    Peggy Bawn

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