Mrs Diefenbaker launches the S.S. 'Empress of Canada' at Newcastle shipyard.
Item title reads - New 'Empress' launched.
Newcastle, Tyne and Wear.
L/S S.S. 'Empress of Canada' ready for launching on the stocks. C/U name on bow. C/U as Mrs John Diefenbaker, wife of the Canadian Prime Minister, walks towards the ship with officials. C/U women in crowd waving. M/S back of ship, C/U propellor and rudder. C/U showing stabilisers on side of ship.
Various shots of workmen knocking away the props from the side of the ship. M/S Mrs Diefenbaker on launching platform looking up at bow. M/S's showing bulbous bow. Mrs Diefenbaker pulls lever to launch ship, the bottle hits the side of ship and it starts to slide away. C/U people waving. L/S ship sliding down slipway into water. L/S crowds watching. L/S ship in the water.