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Other titles:AVRO LANCASTER DROPS SONOBUOYS [Allocated Title]
HMS VANGUARD GOES TO THE BREAKERS YARD [Allocated Title]
Summary: Miscellaneous unedited naval material.
Description: I. Street and seafront scenes at Portsmouth. One shot includes a naval patrol van.
II. Naval patrols. Inspection before proceeding on duty, and two men (one from Victorious, the other from Victory) on patrol. At the scene of an accident, a policeman waves traffic past while a patrolman takes notes.
III. HMS Victorious (R.38) enters Portsmouth Harbour, crew manning the side - a spritsail barge, bowsprit raised, is leaving as Victorious enters.
IV. Aerial MS as a Lancaster drops sonobuoys - camera pans down to follow a buoy as it falls away from the bomb bay.
V. Repeated shot of a Lancaster dropping a Mk 3 torpedo - the camera holds on the missile until it enters the water. LSs, picking up the torpedo in mid-flight and tracking it to impact.
VI. Sequence showing the battleship HMS Vanguard leaving Portsmouth for the breaker's yard. The ship is accompanied by a retinue of tugs and pleasure craft spectators.