LAUNCH OF S.S. 'WAROONGA': 28th May 1957

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Title: LAUNCH OF S.S. 'WAROONGA': 28th May 1957

Reference number: 5018

Date: 1957

Sponsor: Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd.

Production company: Templar Film Studios, Glasgow

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 10.00 mins

Description: A record of the launch of the S.S. 'WAROONGA' on Clydeside, in 1957. This ship was built for the British India Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. by Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd.

Technical note: A&B Rolls scanned and edited at National Library of Scotland Moving Image and Sound Collection, May 2022. This may not be the order in which the original film runs.

Credits: built for British India Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. by Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd
naming ceremony performed by Mrs. James Gilchrist
produced for Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd. by Templar Film Studios, Glasgow

Shotlist: ROLL A
gvs launch of S.S. 'WAROONGA' at Clydeside, taken from various angles (0.34) shots of crowds of people on docks, dressed smartly for the occasion, as they congregate for the launch (1.19) minister blesses ship and the naming ceremony is carried out by Mrs. James Gilchrist; the ship moves down slipway [various angles] (2.22) gvs ship moving down slipway, shots of workers waving their hats and watching from sidelines (3.06) further gvs as ship is escorted by tug along river, the shipbuilding yards clearly visible as it passes (4.25) medium c/u of a few workers watching the ship [possibly posed for camera] (4.33) m/s ship passing along river, cranes and shipyards clearly visible in background (4.46) -blank- (4.49) THE END (5.00) 180ft

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