Boys at Gravesend Sea School and a young sailor with an identity tag on an earring.
Sailors' identity tags. Part of CALLING ALL TARS issue.
Gravesend Sea School, Kent.
On board trading ship, "Trident". Various shots of young teenage sailors learning ways of the sea: swinging lead weights into water from side of ship, with their teacher studying a model of a ship on deck. Various shots of boys sitting in a sailing dinghy on the deck of the ship. An instructor shows them how to sail the boat. M/S of boys climbing the rigging. Various shots of wet laundry hanging from rigging to dry.
M/S of boys peeling potatoes. Various shots of boys serving dinner. Various shots of boys learning to lift cargo with a pulley. C/U of board with examples of rope knots hanging from it. Various shots of boys on deck practising tying knots. M/S of boys studying books in a classroom.
Various shots of boys in a classroom being taught how to use a compass. Various shots of boy using device which simulates steering a ship. The boy looks through a window at a model of a ship's prow. As he turns a ship's wheel, a teacher turns a handle with moves the fake prow in accordance.
Various shots of boys on ship practising their lifeboat evacuation drill. Various shots of boys tugging the lifeboat back on to the deck using rope and pulleys.
Various shots of young sailor with an earring in one ear. From the earring dangles his identity disc.