Full length video
Title: LIFEBOAT DRILL
Reference number: 1251
Production company: Elder Dalrymple Productions
Original format: 35mm
Running time: 3.12 mins
Demonstration of lifeboat drill on board the Royal Naval Lifeboat 'John Russell' at Montrose.
Shotlist: Credits (.05); Royal naval Lifeboat "John Russell" on slipway in lifeboat shed. Lifeboat mechanic answers telephone in adjoining booth and takes distress message. Send up maroons (signal flares) to alert the crew (.53); Crew run into life boat shed (1.09); They don their lifejackets, etc. and get on board (1.46); The boat is towed on undercarriage down the ramp to the water's edge and then launched (2.29); General views of the lifeboat heading out to sea. Shots of the town in the background. Lighthouse on promontory. Shot of the "stricken" cargo (?) vessel (3.12).