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Belfast, Ireland: STV 'SOUTHERN CROSS' lying in stocks. CU Name 'SOUTHERN CROSS' on bow. STV Queen presented with bouquet by Shipwright apprentice John Collins. CU Queen listening. STV Queen towards launching platform, she waves. then speaks:-(Nat.sd.) Angle V Bottle breaks on bow. BV 'SOUTHERN CROSS' starts to move down slipway. STV Queen looking. CU Ditto. BV 'SOUTHERN CROSS' down slipway into water. Angle V Bow of 'SOUTHERN CROSS' Still shot of Artists impression of 'SOUTHERN CROSS' at sea.
STV Queen Elizabeth II launches ship:-
"I name this ship Southern Cross. May God protect her and all who sail in her."
Ships and Boats; Royalty; Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain (b. 1926, reigned 1952- ), Ulster; Ceremonies - Launchings; Northern Ireland
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