Q4 model tests and Building Berth No. 4 at the John Browne Shipyard awaiting keel of liner.
Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.
Feltham, Middlesex and the Clyde, Scotland
Various shots, inside the National Physical Laboratory Ship Model Testing Tank at Feltham on 28th June 1965. A 17 foot scale model of the new Cunarder liner, the "Q4", goes through some wave motion tests while fixed onto a gantry moving across the tank. Engineers watch a control panel which gives the necessary data. CU Control panels. (2 shots). Good high shot, gantry moving down the length of the tank. Various shots of tests in operation. MS to CU Engineer taking off printout from machine. MSs Model moving through water.
GV The towering cranes in the John Browne shipyard. Various shots showing the empty slipway where the new Q4 liner will be launched. Various shots of wooden supports in position for the launch. The keel started being put into position on 2nd July 1965 at No. 4 building berth. MS Among the group watching the operation are Sir John Brocklebank of Cunard and Lord Aberconway of John Brownes Shipyard (also President of the Royal Horticultural Society). LS A crowd of shipyard builders. MS A worker hammering blocks of wood in at the base of a post.
Note: Date on original record: 28/06/1965.