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Title:THE LAST DIVE OF HMS UNICORN, 16 OCTOBER 1994 [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 6539
Other titles:ROYAL NAVY VIDEOS: 1990s [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: The Upholder Class submarine HMS Unicorn dives for the last time before being decommissioned from the Royal Navy (the very last dive by a diesel electric submarine under Royal Navy command).
Description: FOSM (Flag Officer Submarines) Sir Roger Lane-Nott is winched aboard from a helicopter and goes on board. Interior scenes on board the submarine, including lengthy sequences in the Control Room during diving and surfacing. Decommissioning service is held in the mess on board Unicorn. Further scenes in the Control Room.
Production Details: Directorate of Public Relations (Navy) Film and Photographic (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations:
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: Colour
Sound format: Sound
Soundtrack language: English
Title language: None
Subtitle language: None
Technical Details: Format: Beta-SP
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 30; Running time: 30 mins (ca)
Notes: Summary: HMS Unicorn was the last submarine and warship to be built by Cammell-Laird, and had been in service only 478 days before her decommissioning. She was leased to Canada and renamed HMCS Windsor (SSK 877).
Technical: labelled "Original" and "Master", and "For Internal Navy Use Only".