LAUNCHING A SHIP

Shipyard workers remove the wooden props to launch the ‘MV Salacia’ at Govan. (clip)

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Places:

  • Glasgow

Subjects:

  • Ceremonies
  • Ships and shipping

Genres:

  • Educational

Series:

  • Carrick classroom

Decade:

  • 1930s

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Title: LAUNCHING A SHIP

Reference number: 0286A

Date: 1937

Sponsor: Glasgow Education Authority

Sound: silent

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 3.10 mins

Description: Dignitaries view the launching of the "Salacia" at Harland and Wolff shipyard, Govan, Glasgow

Credits: [Presented by the Trading Corporation for Educational and General Services Limited]

Shotlist: Title. (0.04) gvs dignitaries arriving on platform for the launching ceremony, beneath Salacia's bow (0.21) shots of ship's propellor and slipway (0.58) men hammer away to knock out props in preparation for the launch of the "Salacia" (1.36) shots fore and aft as steamer "Salacia" is launched from Harland and Wolff (2.08) gvs of tugs tendering "Salacia" in docks (2.58) shots of empty slipway, scaffolding and cranes (3.12) ecs (3.18)