• Short Summary

    H.M.S "Warspite" near St. Michael's Mount before going to be broken up. Penzance, Cornwall.

  • Description

    H.M.S. "Warspite".

    St. Michael's Mount, Penzance. Cornwall.

    L/S DUKW crossing sand, good shot of St. Michael's Mount in the background. Various shots of the crew on their way to secure the Warspite and make it watertight before it can be moved again and broken up. M/S derelict wreck of the "Warspite", seagulls perch on top. M/S DUKW pulling alongside wreck, one man climbs to deck with mooring rope, others follow him. M/S of weather-beaten deck, camera pans across it. Various shots of the ship. M/S of it in high tide with deck submerged, two men wade through the water carrying oxygen tube for welding, M/S St. Michael's Mount in background.

    M/S of the decks awash. C/U and M/S tangled metal. M/S man working on deck, M/S welder on turret, camera pans down as sparks drop into hold. C/U name "Warspite" almost illegible, pan down to man coming out of door in side of ship. Various shots as men pull a generator onboard, water gushes out of door. Various shots as they haul it on deck with St. Michael's Mount in background. M/S of the ship awash. Tracking shot as DUKW passes wreck.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1381.17
    Media URN:
    45198
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    04/12/1950
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:03:00 / 01:30:00:00
    Canister:
    NP 325

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