• Short Summary

    Royal Navy frigate HMS Amethyst arrives in Hong Kong harbor, cheers and salutes from RN ships, Governer of Hong Kong congratulates officers and crew

  • Description

    SLATE INFORMATION: The Amethyst Returns in Triumph

    CHINA: Hong Kong:
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    AMETHYST, H.M.S. Returns to Hong Kong after escaping from her berth on the Yangtse River under Communist guns. On the bridge, see Commander Kerans and Lieut. Hett. Seen nearing the harbour with crew of 60 officers and ratings on board. Shots of the damage - shattered superstructure and smashed gun turrets. Holes in the hull plugged by hammocks. Passing ships of the Far Eastern Station each in turn cheering the Amethyst. Accorded the honour of entering Hong Kong ahead of the cruiser, Jamaica - whose crews joined in more cheers. H.M.S. Belfast, flagship of the Commander-in-chief now saluted the Amethyst., who hoists signal. Shots of the tattered White Ensign. Union Jack painted on her decks for aircraft recognition. Thousands on shore watch and let off firecrackers. Governor of Hong Kong welcomes the Commander Kerans, Radio-operator Jack French and Doctor Fliehgt-Lieut Fearnley


    "BELFAST", H.M.S. Flagship of Commander-in-Chief at Hong Kong after escaping from its birth in the Yangtze River


    RADIO-OPERATOR JACK FRENCH of the AMETHYST D.S.M. Being congratulated by Governor of Hong Kong and high officials on the Amethyst's arrival at Hong Kong


    HONG KONG. Amethyst enters Hong Kong harbour ahead of the cruiser Jamaica. Governor of Hong Kong comes on board to congratulate Lieut. Commander Kerans and members of the crew. Thousands on shore let off fire crackers and watch Amethyst come in


    JAMAICA (R.N). Amethyst on escaping from Yangtze River accorded honour of entering Hong Kong harbour before Jamaica while Jamaica's crew cheers the Amethyst's crew


    LIEUT-COMMANDER KERANS OF THE AMETHYST Seen on the bridge of the Amethyst on entering Hong Kong harbour - also with his second in command Lieut Hett. Later, being congratulated by the Governor of Hong Kong and other officials


    NAVAL BRITISH Amethyst returns to Hong Kong. Enters harbour ahead of Cruiser Jamaica, whose crew joins in cheers. H.M.S. Belfast flagship of commander-in-Chief now salutes the Amethyst.Amethyst much damage to superstructure, gun turrets etc.For full details see card Amethyst


    Navy - Active

    ship, ships, war hero, war heroes, sailor, sailors, harbor, harbour, Royal Navy, flags, White Ensign, Union Jack, Communist, Communism, China, HMS Consort, Chinese Civil War, People's Liberation Army, PLA, field gun, battery, batteries, shore guns, cannon, Lieutenant Commander B. M. Skinner, First-Lieutenant Geoffrey Weston, Lieutenant-Commander John Simon Kerans, Naval Attache, HMS London, HMS Black Swan, commander Ye Fei
    Background: Royal Navy frigate HMS Amethyst arrives in Hong Kong harbor, cheers and salutes from RN ships, Governer of Hong Kong congratulates officers and crew

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAA5STMWR2TNTIDG8KY8O274B18
    Media URN:
    VLVAA5STMWR2TNTIDG8KY8O274B18
    Group:
    Reuters - Gaumont British Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/08/1949
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:55:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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