The Duchess of York launches HMS Cruiser 'York' from Palmer's Shipyard.
Full titles read: "Our Latest Warship - H.M.S. Cruiser "York" christened and launched by the Duchess of York from Palmers famous Shipbuilding Yard."
Jarrow-on-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, 17 July 1928
L/S shows the back of the Duchess of York (Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother) launching the new warship by smashing a bottle of champagne against the hull. L/S of the ship moving slowly down the ramp towards the water, watched by a huge crowd of people who wave handkerchiefs to the men on board. L/S and M/S from the river as the ship enters the water.