EMPRESS OF BRITAIN

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Subjects:

  • Construction and engineering
  • Employment, industry and industrial relations
  • Ships and shipping

Genres:

  • Documentary

People/organisations:

  • Templar Films

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: EMPRESS OF BRITAIN

Reference number: 5296

Date: 1955c

Production company: Templar Films

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 6.29 min

Description: Interiors of the [third] Empress of Britain, probably during fitting out.

Shotlist: Int. of the [third] 'Empress of Britain' Ship, shots of the corridors, lit by loose string of lights; internal revolving doors and incomplete interior areas, with some furnishing (1.48) c/u man setting ship's telegraph to "stop"; Engine control room, pan over bank of needle gauges; ms man screwing face of gauge into place; (2.11) ms man igniting engine with a tarry taper; c/u face; views of workers working on machinery and fittings of ship (4.15) ms man testing? engine; c/u rpm gauge; (4.37) tracking shot along bank of pistons; c/u gauge panel monitoring "Forward Ring Main", "Steering Gear Motors", "Provision Room Refrig.", "Stabiliser" "Air Conditioning" etc.; (5.39) c/u shots of exposed pipes and air vents (6.28)