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Title:INTRODUCTION TO NAVAL GUNNERY (RUSHES 1) [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 603
Summary: Miscellaneous fragments joined by spacer, roughly divided into four groups.
Description: I. MS, large scale model of a ship of the line. March past by Royal Marines band, shore patrol, etc.
II. Simulation of action on the gun deck of a warship of Nelson's time - guns fire, are swabbed out, etc. Powder boys and casualties pass before camera.
III. Various shots of a twin 4-inch DP turret in the factory - details of the breech action, turret ring bearings, etc.
IV. 4-inch turret emplaced on a destroyer. The guns traverse and fire repeated salvoes. Views of ammunition hoist, director crew, etc.
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 1068 ft; Running time: 12 mins
Notes: Summary: Introduction to Naval Gunnery, SA 164 Further rushes contained in ADM 608 and 612. Elementary introduction to gunnery for new entries, showing the origin of the naval gun, how it is constructed and fired.