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Other titles:MINELAYING (RUSHES 1) [Allocated Title]
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Description: I. MLS of three Battle Class destroyers steaming in line abreast. HA-MCU of ERA on watch in boiler room of destroyer. Engineer officer sets telegraph to 'Stop Smoke'. Ratings at engine room controls. MCU, engine room telegraph. EO and ratings on duty in engine and boiler rooms. MCU as Stoker Petty Officer removes an oil fuel spray from boiler front - oil spurts from unsealed fuel pipe. CU of destroyer's funnel top, making white smoke.
II. HA.MS of cocooned Seafires F ML 47s on forward edge of flight deck, moored (?) Rapana Class MAC. One aircraft is being positioned by harbour crane.
III. CU as maintenance rating begins to remove an aircraft wheel.
IV. MCU of mines and sinkers being hauled aft to tray on a Plover Class minesweeper. HA.MS onto minelaying deck - pan from starboard to port tracks. Mines embarked from lighter lying alongside MLS of HMS Manxman manoeuvring at speed near Nab Tower - camera ship is V/W Class destroyer escort (foreground details include 2-pounder bow-chaser and forward superimposed 3.7-inch. MS from shore to starboard bow as Manxman leaves harbour towed by tug (signal station in background). MS off starboard quarter of Manxman - tug in attendance (ML doors clearly visible). MCU, starboard bow to fore-funnel as vessel passes shore - crew fell in for leaving harbour. Stern 3/4 view as Manxman leaves.