• Short Summary

    British Railway's new ship 'Caesarea' prepares to go into service on the Channel Island run.

  • Description

    Weymouth, Dorset.

    GV. Southern Railway ship "Caesarea" tied up at Weymouth. SV. People going aboard the ship. GV. Ship. Angle shot, the White Ensign and the British Railways flag flying from mast. Travel shot from the boat as it steams away from Weymouth Pier. SV. Pan, turbine engines. SV. Chief Engineer H. J. Hodder walks forward and speaks to engineer Macdonnall. SV. The two men talking. SV. Chief Officer Hurdwood at the control panel turning knobs to bring the stabilisers into action. SCU. Hand turning knobs on control panel. CU. Control panel showing dials - the words "Fins Out" are lit up on one of them. SV. In the wheel house with a rating at the helm and Sir Philip Warter and Captain V. Newton talking. SCU. Sir Philip Warter and Captain Newton. SV. Chief Officer Hurdwood looking through binoculars. GV. Isle of Wight, showing Alum Bay and the Needles. Nearer shot, Alum Bay and the Needles. GV. Pan, lounge on B deck showing very comfortable seating which is well upholstered. SV. Steward receiving drink from barman in the B deck bar. GV. People in bar drinking. GV. Main dining saloon. SCU. Sir Tom Yates, General Secretary of the Seamen's Union. SV. Steward serving lunch to VIP's. Travel shot, stern of the boat and the wake.


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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:56:00 / 01:15:06:00

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