British government presents warship to Australian Navy.
Unissued / unused material.
HMS Terrible handed over to Australian Navy and renamed HMAS Sydney, Devonport Dockyard, Devon.
L/S deck of HMS Terrible, the aircraft carrier's company is assembled during for renaming ceremony, we hear sound of Mrs Beasley making speech. M/S Australian High Commissioner Mr. W.J. Beasley making speech thanking British government for the warship (natural sound). M/S Mrs. Beasley unveiling ship's new insignia "HMAS Sydney". M/S members of the new ship's crew. L/S HMS Terrible. C/U new name on ship's side. L/S HMS Terrible. L/S HMS Terrible. M/S aircraft lift being raised to level of deck, with naval officers & Viscount Hall (First Lord of Admiralty) upon it. M/S cat strolling across the deck. M/S Mrs. Beasley unveiling the new name. C/U new ship's insignia, ship's planes flying overhead. L/S the ship.
Date given on old record is 17/12/1948.
Sound is intermittent.