H.M.S. "Hastings" and "Penzance" are launched side by side at Devonport. Devon.
Item title reads - Unique dual launch. H.M.S. "Hastings" and "Penzance" built side by side, launched side by side without a slipway - for first time in long history of famous dockyard. Devonport, Plymouth, Devon.
M/S as bugler blows and people take their hats off. A lady launches the ships with bottles of champagne, everyone applauds. M/S as she is given a hammer and knocks the ropes away. M/S as one ship starts to move into the water. M/S of the name "Hastings" on the side as it sails down. People onboard wave at the camera.