Material relating to the newsreel story "Blue Riband First Try" - 52/56
Selected originals (offcuts, selected scenes, out-takes, rushes) for story "Blue Riband First Try" 52/56.
Shots of liner S.S. United States as she crosses the Atlantic gaining the Blue Riband.
Various shots of the 'United States' at sea. Shots of the liner coming in to port (Not sure whether Southampton, Hampshire or Le Havre, France). Ship's officer raises broomsticks - ceremony for crossing the line in Blue Riband competition. Shots on the bridge.
Commodore Harry Manning and ship designer William Gibb.
The liner comes in to dock. Scenes from the beach as the liner sails past. C/U Life buoy / life belt reading 'S.S. United States New York'. Ship comes into dock, helped by tugs.
More shots of the ship. Shots of Southampton Ocean Terminal with sign wishing 'Good Luck to the New Ship'. More shots of the ship. A seaplane flies past.
CU damage to paint on keel of the boat.
Shots of the crowd at the harbour waiting for the arrival of the ship. A helicopter flies past the ship. People on the ship point. Aerial views of the liner. More shots of the ship moving into harbour.