Launching of 32,000 ton oil tanker 'British Trader' in Clydebank for British Petroleum.
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John Brown Shipyard, Clydebank, Glasgow, Scotland. Launching of 32,000 ton oil tanker 'British Trader' for British Petroleum.
Bow of the British tanker seen from fitting shop. Side view of the ship. Scene under ship....... men removing chocks. LS Mrs Gillespie cuts tape and the ship moves off. Ship in water.... drag chains are pulled down. CU Mrs Gillespie with bouquet. General view of people in stand. CU Mr H Jackson. CU Mr Jackson who made the statement about BP's (British Petroleum) shipping programme. LS Looking down base plates of new forty three thousand ton tanker due to be launched next year, pan to "British Trader" coming into fitting basin. Several shots of "British Trader" coming into basin. High angle shot of "British Trader" moving down slipway, shot from crane. Several general views of tugs taking ship and preparing to tow her into fitting basin. Ship being towed by tugs into fitting basin. MS Ship and tugs entering basin. Several telephoto shots of ship being eased into fitting basin. CU Builders flag. Shot of crowds down below.
(Lav.) Old record suggests material dates from around 01/06/1957.