Launching of a new liner which takes the name of the famous ship from the past - Arethusa.
Full title reads: "Chatham - SAUCY ARETHUSA'S" SUCCESSOR - Lady Tyrwhitt names and launches cruiser with a famous name that recalls many glorious pages in naval history."
People crowded around the bow of ship. A woman's head is seen in crowd - probably Lady Tyrwhitt. Voice is heard launching ship. Various shots of the ship being launched. Nice shot of the Arethusa plunging into the water and slowly moving in. Several shots of the remains of the old Arethusa - body of the ship is still recognisable although it is just of pile of rotten wood. Several shots of the new Arethusa - with the flag flying.