• Short Summary

    SS 'United States' arrives in Le Harve and Southampton as it attempts to gain the Blue Riband.

  • Description

    Le Harve, France. - SS 'United States' attempts Blue Riband record for Atlantic Crossing.

    Aerial Views S.S. 'United States' approaching Le Havre. A/V SS 'United States', with small boat in attendance, GV. S.S. United States, approaching Le Harve as people watching from beach. SV. Nearer shot, S.S. U.S. approaching Le Harve. People on quayside dwarfed by ship. A/V Ship sailing through docks towed by tugs. A/V Nearer shot, ship sailing through docks towed by tugs. A/V Ship passing docks as fire floats shoot water in air.

    SV. Ship approaching quayside. Low Angle shot British sailors waving from carrier H.M.S. Indomitable. SV. 'United States tied up alongside. Paint missing at water line. SV. Nearer shot missing paint, small boat proceeding between ship's side and quayside. SV. U.S. Service men looking up at ship. LV. People on quayside looking at ship. SV. A/S boat deck with bunting flying from funnel. A/S. Funnel.

    STV. Pressmen photographing Commodore Harry Manning and designer William Gibb. CU. Gibb. SV. Gibb and Manning zoom in to C.U. Manning.

    Aerial View Ship leaving Le Harve on way to Southampton, Hampshire. SV. Passengers on deck, pan up to Radar mast. CU. A/S Radar scanner. A/V Ship at sea. A/V Nearer shot, ship at sea.

    GV. Passengers walking along covered deck. SCU. Passengers pointing to distant coastline. SV. International code flags being hoisted. STV. More flags being hoisted. STV. More flags being hoisted. SV. Flags flying from jack mast.

    LV. SV. Ship steaming towards. SV. Nearer shot. Bows cutting through water at slows peed. CU. A/S Forepart of ship. LV. Ship steaming towards. CU. Ship steaming towards.

    Southampton, Hampshire. - SS 'United States' attempts Blue Riband record for Atlantic Crossing.

    SV. SS 'United States' steaming towards, light plane flies low over ship.

    SV. Officers and others on bridge.

    GV. Small craft loading in ship. GV. Small craft abreast of ship. SCU. Girl passengers on 'U.S.' waving.

    STV Paddle ferry boat listing as passengers swarm to side of ship. CU. S.S. 'U.S'.'s siren blasting. SV. Small ships around 'U.S.' STV. 'U.S's passengers waving. STV. Paddle steamer passengers waving. LV. Tugs pulling 'U.S.' SV. Head on 'United States' Aerial View S.S. 'U.S.' escorted by convoy of small craft approaching Southampton. SV. Foredeck of 'U.S.' Southampton quayside ahead. SV. B/V 'U.S.' and tugs.

    SV. Ship's officer holding brooms. SV. Southampton dockside. GV. 'U.S.' passing in front of cranes. SV. 'U.S.' rounding quayside. GV. Pan from tugs along S.S. 'U.S.' SV. Telegraph on bridge. GV. Ship approaching Ocean Terminal.

    SV. Crowd waving streamers from terminal. STV. Bridge towering above terminal. SV. Welcome sign on terminal. LV. Passengers lining rail of ship, crowd waving from terminal. GV. S.S. 'U.S.' tying up. SV. Men tying up liner to docks. GV. SV. Tugs forcing liner to side.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:24:00 / 01:44:03:00

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