VANGUARD Ship No. 567

A large crowd of naval personnel, reporters and shipworkers look on as Princess Elizabeth launches the battleship Vanguard. (clip)

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Places:

  • Glasgow

Subjects:

  • Military
  • Royalty
  • Ships and shipping

Genres:

  • Technical

Decade:

  • 1940s

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Title: VANGUARD Ship No. 567

Reference number: UCS0001

Date: 1944

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 18.09 mins

Description: Photographed at several angles, launch of the battleship Vanguard by HRH Princess Elizabeth, 1944. Built by John Brown & Co (Clydebank) Ltd.

Shotlist: No credits. pan down from Vanguard to launch party, including HRH Princess Elizabeth (0.06) pan over launch balcony, man standing next to Princess leads crowd in three cheers (1.30) Man in academic gown and clerical collar gives sermon; pan over balcony party (1.29) c/u Princess Elizabeth at balcony, next to unid. man (3.05) launch mechanism is cut, at same time christening ship; views of ship moving down slipway into Clyde (3.49) c/u of individuals on balcony, including members of Royal Navy; shots of crowds (7.38) second angle showing launch (8.51) [black leader] (9.16) pan over hundreds of spectators; c/u three workmen lifting their caps (9.43) shot battleship on Clyde; naval dignitaries arriving (10.21) arrival of Princess (11.12) tracking shot taken from launching vessel, showing balcony, slipway and drag chains (12.30) shot of yard from ship; shots preparation taken on deck; man using phone marked "Bridge" (13.46) Elevated shot of arrival and crowds (14.16) Shot of Vanguard at top of slipway, JB &Co. Flag and police holding crowd; arrival; shots of crowds on free standing stairway (15.30) launch; balcony party leave by ramp (16.16) [black/blank leader] (16.41) launch from yet another angle (18.09)

Serial No. 4/2, 4/3

SRO No. series 119/49 - 119/54