• Short Summary

    A 252,000 deadweight-ton mammoth tanker, the Texaco "Great Britain", was launched at Wallsend-on-Tyne today (Friday) by Mrs.

  • Description

    1.
    GV along street showing Texaco "Great Britain" in background
    0.06

    2.
    MV Tanker towering above houses alongside docks
    0.10

    3.
    GV Pan tanker in dock
    0.19

    4.
    MV Mrs. McNealy and officials on launching dias
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    5.
    SV Ship builders lock on as Mrs McNealy starts speaking SPEECH: "I name this ship Texaco "Great Britain"
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    6.
    Speech continues over SV Mrs McNealy speaking "May God bless her and all who sail in her." PAN TO launching ceremony
    0.40

    7.
    MV & GV PAN tanker along slip way and crowds cheer (3 shots)
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    8.
    MV ZOOM OUT TO GV tanker into water and horn sounds off
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    9.
    LV PAN tanker in water
    1.10



    Initials OS/245 LD/OS/310



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A 252,000 deadweight-ton mammoth tanker, the Texaco "Great Britain", was launched at Wallsend-on-Tyne today (Friday) by Mrs. Eddins McNealy, wife of the texaco Vice-President in charge of Refining for Europe, Latin America and West Africa.

    The "Great Britain" has been named in tribute to a vessel of the same name built by the Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel in 1843. The first "Great Britain" was the largest vessel in the world when it was launched - and incorporated for the first time many features which are today standard in ship construction: propeller-drive, watertight bulkheads, double bottom and the largest of her time to be built of iron.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5BHPKHE0UUP2LG9TSAK4VB30D
    Media URN:
    VLVA5BHPKHE0UUP2LG9TSAK4VB30D
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/03/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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