"Robot" Tanker (1963)

  • Description

    Item title reads - "Robot" tanker. Launch of the M.T. 'Borgsten', tanker with no bridge, ordered by Norwegian firm. Sunderland. L/S of the 'Borgsten', people walk alongside holding umbrellas. C/U name on side. M/S propellor, pan to side. M/S deck, various shots of the navigation tower. M/S interior with workers inside. L/S looking down length of deck, M/S funnel with men on top. M/S lifeboats, pan to top shot of swimming pool. M/S of the spare anchor. M/S woman sweeping gangway, pan to top shot of the giant engines. L/S of the navigation tower with flags hanging from it for the launching ceremony. M/S of the deck with flags being hung. M/S as Lady Esther Wright, who will launch the ship, walks upstairs to the platform with Joseph L. Thompson and Alderman Mrs Hedley, Mayor of Sunderland. M/S of the bow of the ship. M/S Lady Wright preparing to swing the champagne bottle. C/U of the Captain of the 'Borgsten'. M/S as Lady Wright smashes the champagne bottle and the ship starts to slide away. M/S as the ship goes away from camera down the slipway. FILM ID:1778.25 A VIDEO FROM BRITISH PATHÉ. EXPLORE OUR ONLINE CHANNEL, BRITISH PATHÉ TV. IT'S FULL OF GREAT DOCUMENTARIES, FASCINATING INTERVIEWS, AND CLASSIC MOVIES. http://www.britishpathe.tv/ FOR LICENSING ENQUIRIES VISIT http://www.britishpathe.com/
  • Owner

    British Pathé
  • Source

    Youtube (Youtube)
  • License

    What does this mean? Standard Youtube License
  • Further information

    Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Yk2CJRZbI4
    Resource type: Video
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 6 years, 10 months ago
    Viewed: 835 times
    Picture Taken: Unknown
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