Princess Launches Britain's Biggest Tanker (1950)

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    Full title reads: "Wallsend. Princess Launches Britain's Biggest Tanker". Wallsend-on-Tyne, Northumberland. Princess Margaret launches the massive tanker 'Velutina' for use by Shell. MV Princess Margaret on launching platform with JW Elliot and Fred Godber. CU Bows of ship - 'Velutina'. SV Workmen knocking away chocks. SV Man striking chocks with hammer, pan down to hammer. SV Chocks being knocked way. MV Men greasing slipway. CU Pan two shipyard workers greasing slipway. SV Stern of ship. CU Crew of ship. SV Princess on launching platform, pulls lever to launch ship, pan to bottle striking ship. CU Away from camera, bows of ship moving down slipway. CU Workmen waving. SV From river, ship sliding into water CU Princess standing on launching platform. (Lav.) (Orig. M.) Selected Originals exist for this item - see other records. 90,000 historic films, all SEARCHABLE on YouTube at: Join us on Facebook at: Tweet us @britishpathe FILM ID:1462.01
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    Newcastle University (Youtube)
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    Resource type: Video
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 9 years, 11 months ago
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