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Title:MOTOR TORPEDO BOATS AT PORTSMOUTH (RUSHES) [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 692
Summary: Unedited naval sequences shot in the Moray Forth and in Portsmouth.
Description: I. LS of LCT anchorage in (?) Moray Firth. Camera pans to follow slowly moving LCT(4), and holds on group of craft secured alongside a short pier. MCU as ratings man LCT's moored offshore in background). Pan to MS off starboard bow of LCT 1349 underway at slow speed. CU of stockless anchor on LCT's stern anchor bed. MLS and MS of LCTs under way. MCU, starboard bow to stern, as LCT 1313 passes.
II. Portsmouth. Crew of motor torpedo boat come up deck hatch. Rating services twin Oerlikon - Captain (RNVR Lieutenant) looks on. Ratings paint the side and scrub deck of Fairmile 'D' motor torpedo boat, V.762. MCU of officers on the bridge as motor torpedo boat enters harbour. Shot of V.762 as she passes, Captain saluting on the bridge and crew fell in on focsle and quarter decks. LA.MCU of mast and radar aerials. Motor torpedo boats secured alongside Haslar Hump bridge - crew muster on focsle of nearest craft. MS of V.762. MCU of cutlery laid out for inspection (rounds). Inboard MS of crew fell in on focsle.
III. MCU of 'preparative' flag flying at main of small craft.
IV. MCU of mine floating on smooth sea.
V. Convoy. MS off port bow of HMS Sheffield in heavy sea with sloop, HMS Enchantress, close alongside. MS, port profile of Sheffield with convoy in background. MS off port bow of HMS Enchantress. LS of Fiji Class light cruiser and convoy. MS off port quarter of Fiji (HMS Jamaica).