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  • Short Summary

    H.M.S. "Hastings" and "Penzance" are launched side by side at Devonport. Devon.

  • Description

    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.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    824.18
    Media URN:
    18952
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    14/04/1930
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:40:00 / 01:28:37:00
    Canister:
    G 1702

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