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Title:TESTING OF THREE BRITISH POWER BOAT COMPANY CRAFT ON THE SOLENT [Allocated Title]
Film Number:MGH 241-1
Other titles:BRITISH POWER BOAT COMPANY COLLECTION [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Sea trials of various British Power Boat Company vessels in the Solent, Southampton - the prototype of RAF 200 seaplane tender, the hull of the 37 ft 6 inch target boat and a 16 ft dingy. (The trial of the RAF 200 was undertaken by T E Lawrence - "Lawrence of Arabia" - when he was known as aircraftman T E Shaw.)
Description: I. General views of the RAF 200 prototype 37 ft 6 inch seaplane tender, including close-up shots of people leaving the cabin to the back of the boat. Top left of the screen sits aircraftman T E Shaw (T E Lawrence, also known as "Lawrence of Arabia"). Four men leave the cabin. Brief shot of the men lowering an 'A' frame from the roof of the cabin. Brief shot of the men on the runnings by the cabin. In the background is the Supermarine factory at Southampton. Shots of the two Power-Meadows engines and interior of the cabin. Shots of the RAF 200 seaplane tender at sea. Shots of the moored RAF 200 seaplane tender. Walking up the side of the boat is T E Shaw; he turns and motions with his hand to another man walking up behind him. Further shots of the engines. Panning shot showing wicker chairs in the boat (no installed seats). Further shot of the occupants of the seaplane tender including Hubert Scott-Paine and T E Shaw. Shots of the engines and the dock side, most probably the British Power Boat Company at Hythe.
II. Hubert Scott-Paine and an unidentified lady disembarking from a motor boat. Series of shots of a single motor boat. Close-up shots of the three propeller configuration and of the boat and an unidentified man. A "Sea Joker" dingy undertaking a series of passes at sea, including some quite rough chop. A series of passes by a RAF 200 class seaplane tender.
Alternative Title:BRITISH POWER BOAT COMPANY COLLECTION [Allocated Series Title]
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