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Other titles:RN CLEARANCE DIVERS [Alternative Title]
Summary: Unedited scenes showing Royal Navy clearance divers in action.
Description: I. RN clearance divers at work. Sequence showing two divers swimming around a wreck on the sea bed - camera pans slowly over marine growth to pick up divers swimming through the wreckage. Shot from inside the wreck - divers swim into camera. Sequence on the diving boat with a RN helmet diver emerging and then submerging. HA.MS from HMS Reclaim as diving chamber is brought up and swung inboard - camera pans to show the winch operators. Diving boat - helmet diver surfaces and submerges again. Diver stands on the boat's iron side ladder while a rating screws down his face plate, another holding the air line clear of the ladder - the diver descends. MLS as HMS Reclaim steams slowly right to left past a buoy, and MS as she rides at anchor in a smooth sea. Diving boat - ratings operate air pump while others attend to air and safety lines at the boat's side - supervising petty officer looks on.
II. HMS Sheffield. HA.MS onto boat deck, where ship's motor boat is suspended from crane lowering it onto crutches. Cut to similar shot of ship's pinnace. Single Bofors mounting in the foreground.
III. MLS-MCU, shooting aft down the starboard side of the deck, as TBD Avenger XB 910 lands on an escort carrier. Second aircraft, XB 359, follows.