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Title:HMS DEVONSHIRE SINKEX: 1. HMS ILLUSTRIOUS - SEA EAGLE MISSILE FIRING. 2. HMS SPLENDID - MK 24 MOD 1 TIGERFISH TORPEDO FIRING NORTH ATLANTIC 17 JULY 1984 [Main Title]
Film Number:ADM 6950
Other titles:ROYAL NAVY VIDEO COLLECTION FROM NORTHWOOD [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Sinkex (sinking exercise) involving the decommissioned destroyer HMS Devonshire in the North Atlantic, 16-17 July 1984; image is often blurry and is monochrome throughout.
Description: I. Caption "Sea Eagle Firing: Missile fired from a Sea Harrier from HMS Illustrious". Shots (monochrome) of the aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious, Tug towing HMS Devonshire into position and shots of damage after the firing (the actual Sea Eagle firing is not shown).
II. Caption "HMS Splendid Mk 24 Mod 1 Warshot Firing". Mk 24 Tigerfish torpedo is fired from the submarine HMS Splendid. Firing is not seen, but there is a shot of the explosion and blurry shots of the damage. Long shots of HMS Devonshire sinking slowly (background sound of officers talking).
Production Country: GB
Personalities, Units and Organisations:
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Sound
Soundtrack language: English
Title language: English
Subtitle language: None
Technical Details: Format: U-matic
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 20; Running time: 10 mins (ca)
Notes: Technical: shot using 525 lines rather than 625