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Title:INTRODUCTION TO NAVAL GUNNERY (RUSHES 5) [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 661
Summary: Fragments linked by spacer.
Description: I. MS forward along portside of Hunt Class destroyer escort from beneath aft superimposed turret. CU of crew of 4-inch, semi-automatic LA.CU of elevated 4-inch gun with Layer, Trainer and Sightsetter. Sightsetter applies range, gun elevated. MCU of forward 4-inch on Admiralty 'S' Class (note buckler) - gun trains and fires. MS along barrel of 4-inch to HMCS Vasaga alongside quay. CUs of layer and sightsetter's positions: elevation handwheel; setting edge on range dial; sightsetter applying range correction. Focsle twin 4-inch on Hunt - guns depress and train left. CU of range dial revolving as elevation is applied. CU pan along connecting bar between gun layer's and trainer's telescopes.
II. CUs of destroyer's HA.DCT (high angle direction control tower) MK 4 or 5 and 285 RDF, with control officer and layer in position and covered up. LA.CU of director layer's monoculars and pistol, with layer closed up in position. MCU as monoculars elevate and depress - artificial studio horizon. Rear view of layer and trainer closed up in position on simulator DCT direction control tower (dome removed). CU, DCT crew.
III. LS as shots straddle towed target.
IV. MS off port beam of HMS Dauntless.
V. CU, destroyer's Gun Ready lights. TS crew at their stations.
VI. LA MCU track along portside of Dido Class light cruiser. CU, DCT on (?) 'T' Class destroyer. LA.MS of bridge of HMS Duke of York (note Type 284 main gunnery, Type 285 on HACS (high angle control system), and Type 273 lantern on foremast platform).
VII. LS profile of (?) 'F' Class destroyer at speed.
VIII. MS as HMS Blankney passes camera at speed. MCU of bow wave shot from on board destroyer.