LAUNCH OF MV INDIAN CITY

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Places:

  • Glasgow

Subjects:

  • Ships and shipping

Genres:

  • Industrial

People/organisations:

  • Templar Films

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: LAUNCH OF MV INDIAN CITY

Reference number: 7806

Date: 1967, July 11

Sound: silent

Original format: std. 8mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 8.48 mins

Description: Shipyard preparations and the launch of the Reardon Smith Line bulk carrier 'Indian City' at Fairfield's, Govan.

Shotlist: [no title] - c/u shot ship's propeller - c/u ship name 'Indian City - Bideford' - more c/u shots propeller - brief shots supports on slipway and worker greasing underside of hull - shot of drag chains, engineers checking figures on board by slipway - engineers walking underneath hull, workers up on deck of ship - gvs ship on slipway - gvs propeller, lifeboat and bunting, supports, ensign - tug on river in background (1.19) shots of workers removing supports under hull - c/u shots of name on prow - gvs ship and river in background - shots of crane picking up cables - shots of workers removing more support beams, supervised by engineers - c/u shot tide chart? - gv slipway and supports - gvs of prow, crane, worker welding - [dark shots] (4.12) shots of launch party ascending platform steps - lady guest of honour tries microphone, is presented with bouquet by young apprentice in white overalls - guests pose for photographs - c/u shot of decorated launch bottle - guests pose and guest of honour tries out ceremonial launch hammer - shots of guests chatting (5.21) guest of honour launches ship - shots of ship entering river as guests cheer - high shots of Indian City and tugs on river - full shot of ship entering river from high angle - gvs ship on river being towed by tugs into fitting-out basin, workers attaching mooring ropes (8.48)