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Title:SCENES ON BOARD HMS SOUTHAMPTON [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 6708
Other titles:ROYAL NAVY VIDEOS: 1990s [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Unedited scenes on board the Type 42 destroyer HMS Southampton.
Description: (Tape 1) Scenes include ops room, MCO with RS, RO checking comms kit, bridge shots and helicopter taking off, navigator in chart room. Major sequence is a boarding party, from briefing of Royal Marines to the actual boarding of the suspect boat. Vessel is a wooden ship; the Indian crew sit quietly as the Marines check empty blue drums and a large storage tank on the deck.
(Tape 2) Scenes of preparation on HMS Southampton, including boarding, radar check, search, farewells before return to ship, brief from boarding officer to Captain and helicopter fast roping drills. Aerial shots of HMS Southampton at sunset.
(Tape 3) Scenes include RAS (replenishment at sea) with the US Navy Combat Stores Ship USNS San Jose, ops room with Lieutenant Commander Keith Blount, painting on dhow boardings, LRO Semaphore, interviews with LRO Dave Sherratt, Lieutenant Commander Keith Blount PWO(U) and Captain Commander Duncan Potts; also RO Comms with boarding party.