Prince Philip opens recreation ship for sailors in London Docks.
Full title reads: "London. Duke Steers "John Ashley".
Westminster Pier, London.
GV Pan shot: ships tied up in the London Docks. GV Cargo ship on its way up River Thames to the docks. SV Skipper at the helm. CU Skipper signalling to engine room. SV Deck hand at work. SV Two of the crew.
GV The "John Ashley" tied up at Westminster Pier. SV Boat's name on bows. SV Pan shot: Duke of Edinburgh boarding the boat and is greeted on board. SV The Missions to Seamen's flag, the "Flying Angel" painting on the funnel. SV Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh speaking during the acceptance ceremony. LV Bishop of London dedicating the boat.
GV The "John Ashley" leaving Westminster Pier for its trip down the river. SV The Duke at the helm. LV Interior shot: the recreation room with its cinema, television and library - all on board ship for use of sailors while in port. SV Small Cinema screen. SV Television set. LV The small chapel, in the foreground the ship's chaplain, Frederick Laight looking at book. SV The altar.
GV As the boat makes its way towards Tower Bridge which is open. LV Pan shot: as the boat makes its way towards Tower Bridge. LV Pan shot: as the boat passes beneath the bridge. SV Duke waving from bridge of boat.
SV Pan shot: from deck to opening where we look into the recreation room and see seamen. SV Interior shot: seamen playing piano. SV Two seamen getting books from the library. GV The "John Ashley" going down river.
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