• Short Summary

    A replica steamship is launched on the Clyde to celebrate a great anniversary.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Clyde. Steamship Anniversary".

    Clydebank, Scotland.

    GV of the Comet (a replica of an old fashioned steamship) about to be launched at Lithgow's Yard, Glasgow. CU Bows of Comet with a member of the Boys Brigade holding Champagne bottle camera zooms back to show two members of the crew in old fashioned sailor's dress. SV of crowd watching at the side of slipway camera pans to show the Comet now sliding very slowly down the slipway. SV of people on launching platform. LV Of the Comet on slipway. SV Crowd. LV Of the Comet now floating freely in the water. CU of Comet floating. GV of the Comet at the Kingston fitting out basin where she is boarded by the Provost of Greenock and others in period costume. CU of people boarding her in period costume. CU Angle shot. People coming down gangplank to board her in period costume. SV on board Comet showing sailors in old fashioned dress and the passengers in period costume. CU Sailor as he rings bell attached to masthead. CU of man in engine room pushes lever and turns valve. CU two men at the tiller. SV Crowd watching on quayside. LV The Comet leaves the basin at Greenock. LV Of the Comet under way escorted by various other craft. SV Of the Comet under way.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:27:00 / 01:01:37:00

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  1. Unknown user says

    The Comet replica was built in Lithgow's, Port Glasgow , on the Lower Clyde

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