H.M.S. 'VANGUARD' IS BROKEN UP

Welders remove the gun barrels from HMS Vanguard, as she is scrapped only 14 years after being built. (clip)

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Subjects:

  • Ships and shipping

Genres:

  • Television news

People/organisations:

  • Templar Films

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: H.M.S. 'VANGUARD' IS BROKEN UP

Reference number: 5179

Date: 1961c

Production company: [ Templar Film Studios]

Sound: mute

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 2.00 mins

Description: The H.M.S. 'Vanguard' in the process of having cannon removed; other parts of ship's deck are broken up.

Shotlist: equipment is lifted off the 'Vanguard' into a container; c/u sailor's face wearing 'Vanguard' cap; cutting cannon from Vanguard using torches; hot ash falls away and is extinguished with buckets of water; drilling into severed barrels (2.00)