DENNY, DUMBARTON

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Places:

  • Dunbartonshire

Subjects:

  • Ships and shipping

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: DENNY, DUMBARTON

Reference number: 9542

Date: 1963 - 1964

Director: filmed by Ron Black

Sound: silent

Original format: std. 8mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 9.53 mins

Description: General views of the Denny shipyard at Dumbarton in its final days and the launch of the final ship, MV 'Melbrook'.

DENNY, DUMBARTON - covers the final closure of the shipyard in July 1963, men leaving for the last time and the last launch February 1964.

Information from donor: This film mainly covers the final closure of the shipyard in July 1963, men leaving for the last time and the last launch in February 1964.
Following the closure the administrators / liquidators arranged for Stephens of Linthouse, Glasgow to complete the ship, No. 1504, that was being built speculatively. The vessel, eventually named 'Melbrook', after being launched was taken in tow up-river to Stephen's yard for completion. There is little left in the town as a reminder of Denny's presence other than the statue of Peter Denny and the 'East End Park' both of which are featured at the end of the film along with an artists impression of what might have become of the Denny Hovercraft had it been developed to its full potential. Film speed is 16fps.

See also refs. 9543, 9544 and 9545 for other titles in this collection

Shotlist: title - gvs Denny shipyard, Dumbarton, mv Melbrook on stocks - still images of various vessels built at the Denny yard over the years - ext and int gvs of yard - workers leaving yard - c/u Scottish National Party poster for meeting about yard closure - gvs yard at night - gvs empty yard, cranes - c/u plate for ship no. 1504 (Melbrook) - more gvs empty yard, unfinished ship on stocks - railway line and station buildings - mv Melbrook on slipway - launch of Melbrook, towed up-river by tugs - gvs Peter Denny statue in Dumbarton, c/u inscription plate - gvs play park, East End Park - artist's image of Denny hovercraft - end title