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Title:WHALERS UNDER OARS AND UNDER SAIL IN MALTA [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 843
Summary: Scenes of whalers in Malta.
Description: I. MS sequence showing a whaler under oars in Grand Harbour, Malta, and HA shot as whaler is lowered from davits on cameraship, and boat falls made up. Boat's crew bear off, are cast loose and ship oars.
II. Sequence showing two whalers under sail in Malta harbour - in the background appear HMS Comet (D.26. Note minelaying stern), HMS Chivalrous (R.21), HMS Onslaught (D. 204), and a R Class anti-submarine frigate conversion. Single whaler goes through various evolutions - gybing from starboard to port and tacking. MS as boat goes alongside and sails are taken in.
III. HA views from the city as HMS Charity (D.29) leaves Malta harbour.
Production Details: Admiralty (Production sponsor)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Royal Navy, CHARITY (HMS), destroyer (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, CHIVALROUS (HMS), destroyer (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, ONSLAUGHT (HMS) (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, COMET (HMS), destroyer (1944) (regiment/service)
Keywords: operations, British naval - routine (object name)
ships, British naval - destroyer: Charity (D.29) (object name)
ships, British naval - : Chivalrous (R.21) (object name)
ships, British naval - : Onslaught (D.204) (object name)
ships, British naval - destroyer: Comet (D.26) (object name)
ships, British naval - small craft: whaler (object name)
Malta & Grand Harbour (geography)