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Title:DUTIES OF A LOOKOUT (RUSHES 5) [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 906
Other titles:SCENES ONBOARD HMS FALMOUTH [Alternative Title]
Summary: Unedited naval scenes onboard HMS Falmouth.
Description: I. HMS Falmouth. Gun Direction Officer picks up a microphone and speaks into it. CU as Gun Direction Officer triggers alarm. Gun Direction Officer stands by starboard sight - a crewman comes up ladder and puts on headset and binoculars. Both men scan, the rating taking down bearings.
II. LA.MCU as the main Mk 6M director on Falmouth trains round from the port to the starboard beam.
III. MS of 40mm Bofors position - the crew of three wear duffel coats.
IV. Bridge at night. Sub-Lieutenant, Officer of the Watch, stands looking out of a window. Captain and the Navigating Officer lean over the chart table - NO plots their course and estimates time of arrival. MCU of bridge loudspeaker. OOW lifts telephone receiver.
V. LA.CU from below the port bow of HMS Falmouth (F.113), alongside at Portsmouth Dockyard. Crew on the focsle cast off, and she makes stern way - black funnel smoke billows up as she raises steam. Falmouth gets underway, passing the camera positioned on the quayside. Various shots of Falmouth leaving harbour and at sea.