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Title:HMS RICHMOND VISITS NEW YORK FOR US NAVY FLEET WEEK, MAY 1998 [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 6608
Other titles:ROYAL NAVY VIDEOS: 1990s [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Short edited master copy highlighting the activities of HMS Richmond and her crew during Fleet Week (a series of promotional visits and naval competitions) in New York City, May 1998.
Description: HMS Richmond and other ships sail into New York, passing the Statue of Liberty. Clarinettist and US Marine Corps Band play on shore. Extract from welcome speech by New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani: "New York City Salutes Fleet Week" banner. Navy ratings in Times Square. Visitors on board Richmond. Navy ratings visit the Empire State Building, including views over Manhattan from the roof, and shots in the foyer. Awards ceremony: Richmond wins the "best chow overall" award - interview with navy chefs. Interview with Captain on board Richmond, and with ratings (filmed at the top of the Empire State Building).