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Other titles:HMS WALKERTON LAYS A MAGNETIC LOOP [Alternative Title]
Summary: Unedited scenes showing coastal minesweepers in action.
Description: I. Onboard HMS Walkerton a Lieutenant supervises the laying of a magnetic loop. Crewman veers sweep wire using wire measures. The electrodes are payed out over the stern. Crewmen fit a towing elbow, and snatch on the sweep wire. The float is then connected to the wire and streamed. Finally, the cable is connected up to the terminal box.
II. Kite is payed out and then recovered. Oropesa float is recovered.
III. Minesweeping flotilla at work, filmed from the lead ship.
IV. HMS Gavinton (M.1140) and HMS Caunton (M.1120) alongside HMS Vernon.
V. Interior of the engine room of a Ton Class minesweeper as a rating operates controls. CU of telegraph repeater, indicating Half Ahead.
Production Details: Admiralty (Production sponsor)
Anvil Film and Recording Group (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Royal Navy, Walkerton (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, GAVINTON (HMS), minesweeper (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, CAUNTON (HMS), minesweeper (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, Vernon (regiment/service)
Keywords: ships, British naval - minesweeper: Gavinton (M.1140) (object name)
ships, British naval - minesweeper: Caunton (M.1120) (object name)
operations [simulated], British naval - mines: clearance (object name)