SCOTTISH SHIPBUILDING

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Places:

  • Dunbartonshire
  • Glasgow

Subjects:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Construction and engineering
  • Employment, industry and industrial relations
  • Home life
  • Housing and living conditions
  • Ships and shipping
  • Transport

Genres:

  • Educational

People/organisations:

  • Scottish Educational Film Association (SEFA)

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: SCOTTISH SHIPBUILDING

Reference number: 0395

Date: 1953

Director: filmed by SEFA (Dunbartonshire Group)

Sponsor: [ Joint Production Committee, SEFA and SFC]

Production company: SEFA (Dunbartonshire Group)

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 9 mins

Description: Shipbuilding in John Brown's yard at Clydebank, from the initial design stages to the final launch.

Entered in the Scottish Amateur Film Festival, 1953. See Teaching notes.

Credits: Produced by the Dunbartonshire Production Group of the SEFA for the JPC. [possibly filmed by George S. Begg]

Shotlist: Credits (.18) shots of docks, loading and unloading of the "Jalrajenda" and "Waria" (.49) children sail model boats opposite shipyard (1.07) entrance to William Denny's yard, Dumbarton, as workforce knock off (1.21) gvs John Brown's yard, Clydebank (1.34) int. of the drawing office (1.53) Laying the keel plates. Shots of vessel under construction (2.33) After months of work launching day arrives. gvs yard, vessel and slipway. Shot of platform party and launch of "Clan Macintosh". Tugs pull vessel into fitting-out basin. Shots at quayside (5.13) In one shipyard the engines arrive by barge from the engine works. Shots of engine being hoisted up from barge onto deck of vessel alongside (6.16) The ship is completed in the fitting-out dock. Shots of "Wellington Star" as fitting-out gets underway. The ship leaves the yard. L/S of vessel being pulled down river (7.55) shots of the workers leaving the yard (8.05) small boys in street outside admire a model boat (8.30)