• Short Summary

    Two new nuclear submarines launched in America.

  • Description

    United States of America (USA).

    Title reads 'Polaris Firing Sub Lafayette Joins the Fleet'

    Various aerial views of new Polaris firing nuclear submarine 'Lafayette' during trails at sea. MS. Section of dockside crowd at Groton, Connecticut, where 'Lafayette' was built. Various shots of naval personnel going aboard, they line deck of submarine as colours are raised. LS. Lafayette at dockside.

    Title reads 'USS Jack is Launched'.

    Various shots of sister ship to ill fated 'Thresher' named USS 'Jack' in shed prior to launching at Portsmouth, New Hampshire. MS. Mrs Leslie Groves, wife of atomic project head, launching the new submarine. Various shots of the submarine sliding into water.

    (Comb.F.G.)

    Date found in the old record - 25/04/1963.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2655.15
    Media URN:
    78991
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1963
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:19:00 / 01:24:04:00
    Canister:
    UN 3749 I

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