BIRTH OF A SHIP, the

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Places:

  • Dunbartonshire

Subjects:

  • Employment, industry and industrial relations
  • Ships and shipping

Genres:

  • Educational

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: BIRTH OF A SHIP, the

Reference number: 0464

Date: 1951

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 20.00 mins

Description: Construction and launch of the "Tofua" at Denny's Yard, Dumbarton.

Preservation of this film supported by the National Heritage Memorial Fund.

Shotlist: REEL 1
No credits. Views of shipyards (.45) Entrance to Denny's yard. Interior drawing office, modelling shop and moulding shop (4.22) Shaping and polishing model hull, moulding and shaping model propellors. The finished article (9.52)

REEL II
No credits. Launch of the "Tofua" [22nd May] (1.26) Ship at quayside (2.35) Tank testing model. Drawing office, loft (5.56) Cold bending metal bar, marking out plates and cutting and drilling rivet holes. Templates are laid. Shot of ship under construction (10.08)