• Short Summary

    Footage of the HMS 'Nelson' off the coast of Portsmouth, Hampshire.

  • Description

    Portsmouth, Hampshire.

    Full titles read: "FLOATING FORTRESS - On board Britain's Super Battleship HMS [H.M.S.] Nelson." "The Navy has queer terms of it's own - they its own - they call this parade Bazoukery !"

    Intertitle reads: "On A 34,000 - ton Battleship there's always something to occupy one, from hoisting aboard the Admiral barge to cleaning anchor chains, or baking 1,500 loaves a day."

    L/S of numerous sailors of the Royal Navy pulling rope to hoist the anchor. M/S of men speedily taking loaves of bread form the oven.

    Several high angle shots of the officers lined up on the deck of the huge ship. Good footage of the large gun turrets.

    Intertitle reads: "Passing near relative HMS 'Emperor of India'."

    L/S's of the large warship. A band marches along the deck of the ship, they turn and march back again. L/S's of small lifeboat being lifted aboard the vessel. L/S's of sailors washing brushes. Various shots of the senior officers on the Bridge. M/S of man playing bugle and officer lined up looking out to see. Several shots of various ships in Portsmouth dock including Nelson's flagship HMS 'Victory'. L/S's of sailors pulling long rope.

    Note: The track is missing to this item.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:18:00 / 01:13:02:00
    PT 020

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