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Title:SUBMARINE CONSTRUCTION (RUSHES 1) [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 693
Summary: Unedited naval scenes.
Description: I. LS to group of LSIs anchored (foremost vessel is Royal Scotsman Class) - assault craft approach from shore.
II. LS at sunset from high ground to merchantmen in sheltered anchorage.
III. MS (very grainy) showing single funnel, two masted merchantman, listing to port in a choppy sea. MLS of second ship (Single funnel, 4 masts) listing to port and down by the stern - mix to bows standing out of the water and final plunge.
IV. MS as motor boat approaches camera vessel - crew take up positions for going alongside.
V. Sequence showing Exide submarine batteries being transferred from a factory lorry to a battery shed and thence to an 'A' Class submarine under construction in the yard. Single shot of a lorry and trailer transporting 'A' brackets and after bulkhead section from factory of 'Edward Box & Co'.
VI. Submarine construction at Barrow-in-Furness, Sequences include: (a) HA.MLS of 'A' Class submarine (HMS Amphion ?) in situ and being towed from floating dock. MS of stern and MCU of stern TT (torpedo tubes) of docked submarine. Launch of HMS Amphion - views from the head and positions on and just to seaward of the foot of the slipway. Amphion is then taken up by two tugs and towed to the fitting out basin. (c) Amphion underway on smooth sea (Walney in background).