• Short Summary

    Launching of the US aircraft carrier 'Wasp'.

  • Description

    United States of America (USA).

    Good front shot of new American aircraft carrier 'Wasp' ready for launching ceremony. Several shots of platform with dignitaries and their families shaking hands on platform. Elderly woman tries to smash the bottle and fails. A man comes to her rescue and succeeds. Several shots of the 'Wasp' sliding into water.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1840.13
    Media URN:
    71189
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1943
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:42:00 / 01:43:33:00
    Canister:
    UN 745 J

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The ship seen here is the U.S. Aircraft Carrier USS Wasp.

    The date of the launch was 17 August 1943.

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  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks for supplying a date for this.

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