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Reference number: 0666

Date: 1926*

Director: [filmed by David Keith]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 9.00 minsc

Description: Steamers and paddle steamers on the river Clyde. Shots of the "Mauretania" pulling out of Manhattan harbour. Reel two contains newsreel footage of the launching of the "Queen Mary" at John Brown's shipyard.

Shotlist: [Note shotlisted at 24fps, actual speed is 16fps.]

[no title or credits] Shots of the "Mauretania" pulling out of Manhattan harbour (0.27); Canadian Pacific liner at Tail o' the Bank (possibly Montrose, Montclair and Montcalm) (0.18); Shots of turbine steamer "Duchess of Hamilton" or "Duchess of Montrose" at Princes Pier in Greenock (0.23); PS "Queen Empress" (0.29); Turbine steamer, probably "Glen Sannox" (0.32); Shots of paddle steamer "Kylemore" with Dumbarton Pier in the background (0.35); Liner (Clan Line) in river pulled by tug (0.38); Liner "Clan Macintyre" or "Clan Mackintosh" in mid channel (0.41); Shots of Manhattan skyline (0.52)

Credits (0.56); Over 150,000 people witnessed this historic event. General views of John Brown's yard at Clydebank and of the QSTS "Queen Mary" and assembled crowd (1.17); Their Majesties arrive. Car enters yard, shot of George V on platform (1.28); And it rained! Shots of crowd with umbrellas. Profile of vessel on the slipway. Stocks are knocked away and vessel slides into the water (3.18); Tugs take charge. Shots of tugs in river beside vessel and vessel being towed away (4.21); After a perfect launch, she berthed in the fitting-out basin where she becomes QSTS "Queen Mary". Shots of vessel in fitting-out basin (5.14); Shots of dog in a garden (5.18)