REPORT ON HMS UNICORN AND ATTEMPTS TO RISE MONEY TO PRESERVE HER. TUGS MOVING HER INTO DRY DOCK AT DUNDEE FOR SURVEY

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Places:

  • Dundee

Subjects:

  • Ships and shipping

Genres:

  • Television news

Series:

  • Dateline

Decade:

  • 1970s

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Title: REPORT ON HMS UNICORN AND ATTEMPTS TO RISE MONEY TO PRESERVE HER. TUGS MOVING HER INTO DRY DOCK AT DUNDEE FOR SURVEY

Reference number: T1630

Date: 1972

Production company: STV

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 1.35 mins

Description: The Unicorn, at 148 years old being the fourth oldest ship in the world and the last remaining ship built in Britain of Nelson's type of fleet, languishes in the docks awaiting the £250, 000 needed for preservation work to begin.

For further information, see also related photographs and materials digitised by http://www.scran.ac.uk/

Shotlist: Visuals of the Unicorn in dock (0.20) Iv. with Captain W Rennie Stewart [Founder Governer of the Unicorn Preservation Society] on the costs of preservation and what is being done to raise that money (1.14) Tugs tow the Unicorn (1.29) Pan of the galleon (1.35)