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Title:HMS TIGER CONDUCTS A SHOOT [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 1858
Other titles:POST-WAR NAVAL OPERATIONS - MISCELLANEOUS [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: HMS Tiger ammunitions at Malta and conducts a shoot.
Description: Opening shots of HMS Tiger riding at anchor and underway off the Maltese coast. Onboard CUs of forward 6-inch Mk XXIII and 3-inch Mk 6 turrets. CUs of after 6-inch turret. LS of submarine HMS Porpoise (S.01). 3-inch and 6-inch ammunition is brought onboard from a lighter and laid out on deck. Stock CUs of helmsman, engine-room telegraph at half ahead, wardroom laid out ready for a meal. Study of ship's wake as she works up to speed - indicated by instruments as 34-1/2 knots. HA.MS aft to starboard Mk 6 as it trains and fires a sustained burst under radar control - a stream of cases are ejected over the side. The two 6-inch turrets also fire to starboard - ejected cases litter the deck.
Technical Details: Format: 16mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 711 ft; Running time: 8 mins
Notes: Technical: at the time of original cataloguing, badly out of rack; this has subsequently (1997) been corrected
Summary: the 3-inch Mk 6 was capable of 120 rounds per minute - impressive to watch even today