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Other titles:POST-WAR NAVAL OPERATIONS - MISCELLANEOUS [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Launch of HMS Conqueror from the Birkenhead yard of Messrs Cammell Laird. Badly filmed.
Description: LA to Conqueror on the slip, a decorated launch platform built up before her bows. LS over estuary waters from position beside the hull at the bottom of the slip - Conqueror's single prop shaft is visible at top of the frame. The naming ceremony is performed by Lady McGeoch, wife of Vice-Admiral Sir Ian McGeoch, Flag Officer Scotland and Northern Ireland. Jumpy sequence shot over the shoulders of press cameramen as the boat goes down the slip. The crowds of spectators slowly disperse after the launch. Conqueror lies out in midstream with her attendant tugs.