We hear several technical details as we look at life on board the battleship HMS Rodney.
A look at life on board the battleship HMS Rodney.
Full titles read: "Sits here a boy (old or young) with soul so dead, who never to himself hath said - 'I'd love to go on a Battleship!' - By kind permission of the Admiralty, Pathetone Weekly takes you over H.M.S. Rodney - The largest Battleship in the British Navy."
Location of events unknown - could be Portsmouth in Hampshire?
Various shots of HMS Rodney as a commentator tells us the cost, dimensions and speed of the battleship, along with other technical details. M/S of the tower of the ship, from where the guns and torpedoes are controlled and fired. Several shots of the gun turrets; sailors are seen loading one of the guns. Various shots of sailors sending messages by semaphore with flags and searchlights.
L/S of sailors climbing into lifeboats that are lowered to the ground in an exercise; they row the boats over the water at great speed. On the deck of the ship a crowd of men watch the tug of war team practise, pulling on a rope attached to a suspended heavy weight. L/Ss of sailors going ashore in boats; commentator says half the men on the ship can go ashore daily.