• Short Summary

    Queen Elizabeth launches the Royal Yatch from the Clyde-side shipyards in Scotland.

  • Description

    River Clyde Ship building yards, Scotland.

    Angle shot pan down bow of ship. STV. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh arriving and being greeted, & SCU. Angle shot workmen waving from bows of ship. LV. Queen and Duke walking to inspect part of ship. SV. Pan Queen and Duke walking to inspect part of ship. Queen waves to crowd. LV. Props on stern of ship. & SCU. SV. Queen waving to crowd as she approaches launching platform. SV. Crowd watching from stands. Angle shot Bow of ship. LV. Queen about to launch ship. SCU. Queen steps forward and at 5 names ship "Britannia" and wish success to all who sail in her. She cuts the Tape releasing bottle SV Pan bottle hitting ship and breaks. SV. Queen presses button to release ship. Angle shot Ship start to move away. SV. Queen smiling. she shakes hands with officials. LV. Ship going down slipway. SV. Queen smiling. GV. Ship launched.

    ( Uncut Neg "L") (Orig "G")

    Selected originals exist for this item - see other records.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    70.33
    Media URN:
    28310
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    20/04/1953
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:15:00 / 01:33:41:00
    Canister:
    53/28

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    This footage is repeated in clip 70.50, though with only natural sound, no commentary.

    Further footage of the event can be found in clip 72.02.

    The date of the launching ceremony seen here is 16 April 1953.

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