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Title:BOOM JUMPING TRIALS WITH COASTAL MOTOR BOAT NO 11 : as carried out off Osea Island on March 23rd - 25th 1920 [Main Title]
Film Number:IWM 567
Summary: Miscellaneous scenes showing boom jumping trials with CMBs, and life at the base at Osea.
Description: I. CMBs approach camera to pass at speed over a boom marked by buoys - spectators watch from a barge moored in the background. II. CMB is recovered from the water by a cradle traverser (circular frame on part of this sequence). Close-up as bilge water is drained from bleeder hole at stern of boat. Medium shot pan across CMB sheds. III. Interior shot as Wren serves drinks in wardroom; close-up of Wren wearing headscarf; medium shot group of kitchen staff; Wrens skip for camera. IV. Close-up of Sub-Lieutenant G G Lucas and his dog Jack. Anonymous warrant officer holds a white dog (cf IWM 566/02). V. Title sequence. Close-ups of stern rudder and propellers of CMB (film inverted). CMBs pass at speed between buoys. CMB approaches camera to jump boom stretched between barge and attendant vessel - having crossed the barrier, the boat loses way rapidly and turns to starboard.