WHAKATANE LAUNCH

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Places:

  • Glasgow

Subjects:

  • Ships and shipping

Genres:

  • Television news

People/organisations:

  • Templar Films

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: WHAKATANE LAUNCH

Reference number: 8836

Date: 1954, January 6

Production company: Templar Film Studios

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 4.49 mins

Description: Footage of the cargo ship mv 'Whakatane' being launched at Stephen's yard in Glasgow - shots of workers, platform party guests and the ship on the river after launch.

Shotlist: [no title. blank] (0.03) shots of workers on deck of cargo ship MV 'Whakatane' in Alexander Stephen's shipyard in Glasgow - high shots of ship on slipway with scaffolding still in place - shot of workers from above (0.56) shots of launch guests climbing up gangway and assembling on launch platform with press photographers - shots of guests coming back down gangway to quayside - gv of empty slipway - oof c/u of hand pulling launch lever - shots of Whakatane name and workers on deck - gvs of Whakatane on slipway, workers in yard - shot of tug manoeuvring Whakatane on river after launch - c/u Whakatane name - shot of launch, Whakatane sliding down slipway - shots of mast with pennants flying, propellor (4.43) [blank] (4.49)