New British Battleships (1946)



Location Unknown / Unclear – Various.

Title reads ‘Pathe Gazette takes pride in presenting the first pictures of new British battleships’.

Various shots of men painting, cleaning and doing finishing touches to a battleship in a shipyard. Several shots of the workers leaving shipyard. Several shots of the sailors arriving on train to take post on battleships. Several shots of the men loading battleship with ammunition and supplies. Several shots of ship Captain seated at desk with several men – could be appointing the Captain. Several shots of the sailors boarding the ship, more shots of loading and men receiving wages. Various shots of the battleship at sea, men working on deck, officer looking through binoculars, men working in machine room etc. Various shots of battleships during navy manoeuvres at sea with battleships firing guns. Various shots of the battleship arriving to dock, possibly Portsmouth, Hampshire. Crew lined up onboard, large crowd on deck cheering and waving. Long shot of top of a building. More shots of the battleships at sea and at dock. Rainy day, many of the people in crowd carrying umbrellas. Panning shots of the battleship showing large guns etc. Several shots of the civilians walking up gangplank boarding battleship.
FILM ID:2167.05

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2 thoughts on “New British Battleships (1946)

  1. hedgehog3180 says:

    This dating is definitely off. This is clearly one of the King George V battleships and the last one of them to be commissioned was in 1942.

  2. kemlokemlo says:

    Film dates from 1942

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