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Title:DESTROYERS AND FAST PATROL BOAT LAUNCH TORPEDOES [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 842
Summary: Miscellaneous naval and naval air sequences.
Description: I. MS of Blackburn Firebrand Mk IV with engine running - crew remove chocks and aircraft moves off down runway. MCU as ratings fit torpedo to Firebrand.
II. MS of T Class submarine underway at sea - it blows tanks and begins a slow dive.
III. Destroyer torpedo practice. MS down port side of a destroyer steaming at speed - a salvo of six torpedoes is fired, the second of which porpoises - camera pans to hold on torpedo tracks. Aerial view of torpedo spread - five in frame. MS as cameraship fires a spread of eight torpedoes in two groups of four - camera pans to hold on eighth launch. HA.CU of lip of the after TT (torpedo tubes) - torpedoes are launched and run away past tracks of salvo from the forward tubes.
IV. MS, interior of submarine control room - captain scanning with periscope, ratings at diving stations. CU of Target Bearing Indicator. Pan from the captain at the periscope to TBI.
V. Aerial MLS of Camper and Nicholson fast patrol boats including 5516 (ex-MTB 2016) steaming at speed. Cut to MCU of starboard TT (torpedo tubes) of vessel underway in Spithead, and MS of fast patrol boat at speed. MLS-MS as fast patrol boat steams directly into camera and releases a full salvo of four torpedoes, before breaking away.