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    Canadian sailing ship HMS Discovery in port.

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    HMS Discovery. 1920s ?

    Location of events unknown.

    Canadian (?) sailing ship HMS Discovery; in port. (Much of this is rather dim; ship's rigging almost appears as silhouette.). LS ship from front. CU name 'Discovery' & port of origin; 'Port Stanley'. Side view ship; tall masts. LS astern. Shot from upper deck (?) looking down at men standing on deck; rigging; pan slowly left; on lifeboat.

    MS 2 longshoremen unloading a pallet of cartons; sliding them down ramp onto ship. Pulled back shot from above of same. Different angle of same. Side view rear part of ship; prow; officer leans over rail talking to seaman working from a hanging seat. MS of the guy sitting on a board hanging from 2 ropes - just like a swing; he is letting water out of a hose; on right. Anchor chain is being pulled in. Preparing for departure.

    Workers; working.

    Amendment June 2015: A visitor to the site has provided us with the following information. The film shows the RRS Discovery in Cardiff docks in August 1929. Preparations are seen for the British, Australian and New Zealand Antarctic expedition. The Discovery sailed to the Antarctic in 1929 under the leadership of Sir Douglas Mawson. She served as part of the expedition until its conclusion in August 1931.
    The Discovery seen is the one Captain Robert Falcon Scott sailed to Antarctica on, on his first voyage South in 1901. She survived two Antarctic winters, trapped in the ice, before returning to Britain in 1904.

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    Film ID:
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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1920 - 1929
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:35:00 / 01:49:23:00
    ON 247 F

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