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Title:COMMISSIONING OF HMS URSULA, MAY 1992 [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 6840
Summary: Commissioning ceremony of the submarine HMS Ursula at the Cammell-Laird shipyard, Birkenhead.
Description: (Tape 1) Opening shot shows HMS Ursula in dock ready for the ceremony. Cadets from TS Forward practice piping on quayside (informal scene for the camera). Shots of the quay and band. Ceremony begins with march-on of officers and crew. Captain's wife inspects crew, who stand to attention. Speech by captain. Prayers and blessing.
(Tape 2) Further prayers and singing of the naval hymn "Eternal Father, Strong to Save". Captain and his wife are piped on board; they cross the gangway and descend through a hatch on Ursula's narrow deck; other dignitaries follow. On the deck, the White Ensign is raised.
Production Country: GB
Personalities, Units and Organisations:
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: Colour
Sound format: Sound
Soundtrack language: English
Title language: None
Subtitle language: None
Technical Details: Format: U-matic
Number of items/reels/tapes: 2
Footage: 20; Running time: 30 mins (ca)