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Title:HMS ALBION OPERATES WITH THE US SIXTH FLEET IN THE MEDITERRANEAN [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 1559
Other titles:POST-WAR NAVAL OPERATIONS - MISCELLANEOUS [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: HMS Albion, with Sea Hawks and Sea Venoms embarked, operates in company with the American carriers USS Intrepid and USS Coral Sea.
Description: MS to Sea Hawk FGA.4 126 (WV 907) of 807 Squadron as it taxies forward to HMS Albion's port bow catapult. 122 follows, moving to the starboard catapult. LS forward along the deck as Sea Hawks are launched. LS-MS from starboard side, just forward of the arrester wires, as two Sea Venom FAW.20s of 890 Squadron land on. HA forward from island as Westland Dragonfly lifts off. HA to Venom 204 on port catapult with another to starboard. HA to Sea Hawk as it is launched from the starboard catapult, the camera panning to follow its flight as it climbs away - in the distance is the American carrier USS Intrepid. A US Mitscher Class destroyer is part of the carrierscreen. Venoms and Sea Hawks land on and taxi forward to park. Dragonfly 901 lands on. Dragonfly 902 is also on deck, chocked up but with engine running - a stroboscopic effect makes the main rotors appear to turn quite slowly. Telephoto to starboard quarter of Intrepid as she recovers an aircraft. Similar shot off port beam of USS Coral Sea - Grumman Panthers are orbiting the ship before landing on. Final XLS of an American aircraft in flight - possibly a Douglas A3?
Production Details: Admiralty (Production sponsor)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Royal Navy, ALBION (HMS), aircraft carrier (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, Fleet Air Arm, Sqdn 807 (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, Fleet Air Arm, Sqdn 890 (regiment/service)
United States Navy, USS INTREPID, aircraft carrier (1943) (regiment/service)
United States Navy, USS CORAL SEA, aircraft carrier (1946) (regiment/service)
United States Navy & Fleet 6 (regiment/service)
Keywords: ships, British naval - aircraft carrier, light: Albion (object name)
ships, United States naval - aircraft carrier, fleet: Intrepid (object name)
ships, United States naval - aircraft carrier, fleet: Coral Sea (object name)
aircraft, British naval - combat: Hawker Sea Hawk (object name)
aircraft, British naval - combat: De Havilland Sea Venom (object name)
aircraft, British naval - helicopter: Westland Dragonfly (object name)