• Short Summary

    Foudroyant, the only wooden frigate still afloat, celebrates her 140th birthday.

  • Description

    Portsmouth, Hampshire.

    LV. "Foudroyant", the last wooden frigate still afloat, at anchor at Portsmouth. She is celebrating her 140th birthday. SV. Front view of Foudroyant. SV. Side of ship showing the guns. SV. Back view of the ship showing its name. LV. Boat alongside and frogmen on it preparing for their training. SCU. Sailor adjusting Frogman's head gear. LS. Frogman jumps into the water from boat alongside. SV. Watching from the "Foudroyant" is Commander Spalding. SV. Another frogman starts to go down ladder towards water. CU. He starts to enter water. SV. Sailors looking on. SV. Frogman emerging from below surface and holding up handful of barnacles. SV. Large lion with name plate underneath "Remember Nelson" - this is on the "Foudroyant". SV. Two frogmen with Commander Spalding on deck of Foudroyant each have barnacles in their hands. CU. Frogmen's hands and Commander's showing the barnacles. Camera tracks away from the "Foudroyant".

    (LV.) (Neg) (Title Scene "A")

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    603.35
    Media URN:
    32237
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    24/09/1956
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:00:00 / 01:49:53:00
    Canister:
    56/77

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