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Title:LAUNCHING OF BATTLESHIP PRINZREGENT LUITPOLD [Main Title]
Film Number:GWY 9
Other titles:KRUPP COLLECTION [Series Title]
Summary: Record of launching of Prinzregent Luitpold at the Krupp Germania shipyard, Kiel on 17 February 1912.
Description: Garlanded hull down slipway. Arrival of Kaiser ahead of Admirals von Schroeder and von Holtzendorff past spectators' stand. Kaiser pauses to speak to Prince Regent Luitpold of Bavaria on landing stage before boarding a launch. Admiral von Tirpitz speaks to the Prince Regent. Kaiser approaches the base of the launching podium with King Ludwig III of Bavaria. Bow view of hull slipping into water (film join). Kaiser steps out of launch followed by von Schroeder and von Holtzendorff and proceeds between line of guards. Party including Kaiser, Tirpitz, top-hatted civilian (presumably Krupp), Ludwig III of Bavaria with his consort Maria Therese, Prince Regent with his consort, descends steps from spectators' stand. Royal party walks past waving spectators. White-haired civilian (director of Krupp Germaniawerft?) receives Prince Regent and his consort at the top of the launching podium, ahead of Ludwig III and Tirpitz, and demonstrates bottle smashing gesture before party descends from podium. Kaiser, standing at the entrance to the spectators' stand, greets the Prince Regent's consort and Ludwig III. Season of year is wintry.
Production Country: Germany
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Ludwig III, King of Bavaria (person)
Maria Therese, Queen of Bavaria (person)
Luitpold, Prince Regent of Bavaria (person)
Schroeder, von (Admiral) (person)
Holtzendorff, Henning von (person)
Tirpitz, Alfred von (person)
Keywords: ceremonies, German civilian - event-related: launching of battleship Prinzregent Luitpold (object name)
ships, German naval - battleship: Prinzregent Luitpold (object name)
Germany & Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein <Krupp Germaniawerft shipyard> (geography)
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 333 ft; Running time: 4 mins
Notes: Summary: order of shots is out of sequence, with launching preceding demonstration of christening gesture. View of Prinzregent Luitpold at sea on GWY 58.
Documentation/associated material: identification of occasion rests on source of film, presumed identity of royal couple accompanying Ludwig III of Bavaria, form of hull and position of barbettes for secondary armament. see Erich Groener "Die Deutschen Kriegsschiffe 1815-1945" p 85.