1956 PHAROS

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Subjects:

  • Ships and shipping

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: 1956 PHAROS

Reference number: 3726

Date: 1956

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 15.03 mins

Description: Lighthouse inspection made in 1956 by the Pharos VIII. Main duties of this Northern Lighthouse Board Ship included the delivery of stores and supplies, buoyworking and the statutory inspection of the navigation aids on oil rigs in the Scottish sector. The areas covered include Thurso, Strathy Point [under construction], Duncansby Stacks, Flannens, Kyleakin, Sound of Mull, Corrievrechan, Kilbrandon and Lismore.

Information supplied with original can " Thurso ; Barrigall Keith's Garden ; Strathy Pt under construction; Noss Hd ; Duncansby Stacks ; Storma ; Castle of May ; Flannens ; Tiumpan Hd ; Rona ; Kyleakin ; Isle of Oronsay ; Rudha na Gall ; Sound of Mull ; Corran ; Corrievrechan ; Kilbrandon ; Lismore"

The Pharos vessel featured in this film would appear to be PHAROS VIII in service 1955 - 1988. Main duties being the delivery of stores and supplies, buoyworking and the statutory inspection of the navigation aids on oil rigs in the Scottish sector. It was built in 1955 by Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Dundee (507) and based at Granton. As of 2000, it was still in service , the owners being International Maritime Resources Ltd, registered at Port of Spain.
Information from Northern Lighthouse Board website with acknowledgement made to Graeme Somner - http://www.nlb.org.uk/historical/ships.htm [last accessed 09/07/2020]

This film is part of the Northern Lighthouse Board Collection. See refs. 3720, 3725 - 3737 and 9946

Shotlist: Bow of a ship. Pan to the name on the hull. PHAROS. (.08) View of the lighthouse (?), and a pan around Scrabster bay. (.34) L/s of Thurso. (0.51) [Barrigall Keith's Garden] Men and women sitting in a sheltered corner of a garden having tea, and smoking pipes and cigarettes. (1.07) C/u of the group smoking and drinking tea. (1.36) L/s of group in the far corner of the garden. Flowers in the foreground. (1.48) [Strathy Pt. under construction] Pan around the construction site. Red bricks, and sand lie in heaps, wheel barrows are up turned, hose piping dumped on the ground. (2.06) View of the foundations. (2.17) Lighthouse man on a cliff top. Gv's of the coastal landscape. (2.34) Lighthouse man walking along the foundation walls of the construction. (2.48) Lighthouse men having tea on the cliffside. (3.01) [Noss Hd] (?) L/s of a lighthouse on top of a cliff. (3.19) View of a ship ( Pharos (?)) at anchor taken from a small boat. (3.43 ) C/u of the various lighthouse men in the small boat. All are wearing their white caps, and some are in wool jumpers with the word PHAROS in red knitted in. (4.11) View of the coastline taken from the ship, some other members of the lighthouse crew can be seen to the side. (4.16 ) [Duncansby Stacks] Gv of the coastline and stacks. (4.50) Small white lighthouse on a cliff top. (4.55) Fishing trawler sailing along under a cloud of seabirds. (5.09) Small lighthouse near the shore. (5.17) Gv of coastline dotted by a couple of houses, and a small wood. (5.35) [ Storma ] Small line of varying sized holms, the largest supports a lighthouse. The bow of the ship can be seen plunging up and down in the foreground. (5.56) Pan down the cliff edge , passing a metal crane like structure, to to swell of the Geo below. The camera follows the tide to show the white water breaking against the rocks. (6.12) Three lighthouse men walking down a path to the sea. On the path there a some black lines, possibly rail tracks for loading trucks.(6.19) View of the lighthouse. Two lighthouse men walking down the steps. Black rail line appear on the steps. (6.30) Two puffins on a rock. (6.36) Grassy bank. C/u of a lighthouse man standing on some steps, with the rail tracks beside him. (6.48) Down view of roughly a dozen men working in and about a small motor launch. (7.08) Pan across the cranes and machinery to the start of the rail track. Lighthouse appearing in shot walking down the track. (7.13) Gv's of a small and tall lighthouses together on a cliff top. In one view there is a c/u of a lighthouse man. (7.41) [ Castle of May ] Pan across a busy town harbour. Houses along the sea front, the activity on the pier. Cars driving along, and a red lorry is loaded in the background. (7.56) View of the Pharos at dock. (8.01) Lighthouse on a cliff top. (8.10) Gv's of the mountainous coastline. (9.08) Water breaking at the bow. Gv's of a lighthouse perched on some rocks, and the white wall leading back to the lighthouse dwellings. (9.40) Small car ferry sailing by. (9.49) Gv's of a coastline and a seagull following the ship. (9.58) Gv's of leaving a small lighthouse. (10.25) Gv's of a slightly taller lighthouse as the ship approaches. (10.42) Gv of a ferry passing the ship. (10.54) Gv's of a lighthouse with a small bridge attaching it to the land. (11.10) Two lighthouse men on deck, mountainous landscape in the background. (11.17 ) Small town on the coastline. (11.18) Gv's of the coastline, and seagulls perched on various parts of the ship, by the wheel etc. (11.53) C/u of the sea churned by the propeller, camera pans up to show the mill pond water and a yacht in the distance. (12.07) C/u of various seagulls standing on the wooden deck railing. (12.18) Gv of the mountainous coastline. (12.29) C/u of lighthouse man standing on deck smiling at the camera. (12.35) Gv of small lighthouse by a pebbly shore. (12.45) Gv's of coastline. (12.57) Lighthouse man smiling at the camera. (13.05) Gv's of coastlines and cliff faces. (13.29) Woman and two lighthouse men walking through a garden. (13.40) Lighthouse men exiting a house. A woman exits before them smoking a cigarette. (14.13) Women and children join the lighthouse men in a garden. (14.29) L/s of lighthouse men helping the women and children into a motor launch. (14.36) Gv of coastline. (14.43) Gv of lighthouse, and then a lighthouse crew member. (14.53) Silhouette of coastline with a large structure on top of a hill. (15.03)

[Information supplied with original can " Thurso ; Barrigall Keith's Garden ; Strathy Pt under construction; Noss Hd ; Duncansby Stacks ; Storma ; Castle of May ; Flannens ; Tiumpan Hd ; Rona ; Kyleakin ; Isle of Oronsay ; Rudha na Gall ; Sound of Mull ; Corran ; Corrievrechan ; Kilbrandon ; Lismore"]