LAUNCH OF SUBMARINE 'WALRUS'

The launch of submarine HMS Walrus at Scotts of Greenock in 1959. (clip)

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Subjects:

  • Ceremonies
  • Military

Genres:

  • Television news

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: LAUNCH OF SUBMARINE 'WALRUS'

Reference number: 2441

Date: 1959, September 22

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 2.20 mins

Description: The launch of the submarine "Walrus" at Scott-Lithgow shipyard by Princess Alice of Gloucester.

Date of launch 22nd September. See also refs. 2431, 2434, 2440, 2445, 2447, 2448.

Shotlist: No credits. gvs HMS Sanderling Pipe Band (0.23) c/u flag bearing an oak (0.25) Naval dignitaries walk over to the submarine, shots of workers (0.34) Princess Alice of Gloucester shakes hands with waiting representatives, dignitaries walk up to slipway, shots of crowd (1.05) Dignitaries inspect submarine, shots of crowd, submarine (1.36) princess names submarine and presses a button in a large brass case (2.05) c/u shot runners moving, submarine moving down slipway (2.16) gvs submarine in water (2.29)