LAUNCH OF ST. OLA

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Places:

  • Aberdeen
  • Orkney Islands

Subjects:

  • Ceremonies
  • Ships and shipping
  • Transport

Genres:

  • Newsreel

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: LAUNCH OF ST. OLA

Reference number: 5074

Date: 1951, February

Director: [filmed by Ronald Buchan]

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 1.10 mins

Description: The launch of the moter ship St. Ola, the second of that name, built for the North of Scotland and Orkney and Shetland Steam Navigations co for the Orkney to Scrabster route.

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Buchan had aspirations to become a newsreel cameraman and set up Buchan Film Productions. See biographical notes

Shotlist: [Hall Russell shipyard, Aberdeen, launch of motor ship] Woman cracking a bottle against the moving ferry St. Ola (0.07); ship moving down the launch path into the water (0.25); chains being pulled along (0.29); St. Ola being pulled along by a tug, men on the deck (1.10)