Ships from the Atlantic fleet assemble in Portland for spring manoeuvres.
Item title reads - "The ships are in the bay!" Atlantic fleet assembles for spring manoeuvres. Portland, Dorset.
Intertitle - '... whilst critics theorise and experts prophesy revolutionary changes in battleship construction, the navy just "gets on with the job".'
The fleet sails along in line, a submarine passes the camera. Various shots of the ships in the fleet and a big battleship in the sunset, more shots of different ships sailing along. M/S as one sails past the camera showing its great length. Various shots as the ships sail along. M/S of the sunset, the camera pans across the ships silhouetted against it. Various shots of battleships in the fleet sailing along with the crew working onboard.
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