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Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 650 ft; Running time: 7 mins
Notes: Summary: not quite the happy event it should have been. The Royalist's first New Zealand commander, Captain Sir Peter Phipps, was far from happy with the state of the ship, and there had been some blunt exchanges with the Portsmouth Dockyard and command before the cruiser was finally accepted. Her hull and machinery remained unmodernised, and she was later to prove something of an embarrassment to the New Zealanders