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Title:DUTIES OF THE HELMSMAN (RUSHES 5) [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 891
Other titles:SPRAY PAINTING IN HM SHIPS (RUSHES 2) [Allocated Title]
ANTI-SUBMARINE HELICOPTERS (RUSHES 6) [Allocated Title]
Summary: Miscellaneous post-war naval footage including various shots of British anti-submarine frigates as well as title sequence.
Description: I. MLS-MS as the landing craft HMS Striker approaches, bows on to the camera. Sea moderate.
II. LA.CU off the starboard bow of HMS Grafton (F.51) secured alongside quay, and slow track to her stern.
III. Aerial views of US SSBN underway at speed - the propeller can be seen turning over. The submarine slowly submerges. Aerial LS as a Polaris breaks the surface after an underwater launch - camera pans to follow the missile's climb.
IV. HMS Blackwood (F.78) underway at sea. HA shots from bridge to the bows. MS of starboard bow framed in bridge window - wiper starts up.
V. Aerial LSs of a Black Swan Class anti-aircraft frigate underway, and HMS Hermes with small craft. Hermes passes a round fort, a low sun causing her to cast a prominent shadow.
VI. LA.MLS as a Royal Navy Westland Whirlwind helicopter takes off and passes overhead. MCU of pilot in cockpit of helicopter - the aircraft lifts off and slowly rises.
VII. Aerial shots of HMNZS Otago (F.111) underway on a slight sea - an aircraft carrier (Hermes ?) visible in XLS in some sequences.
Production Details: Admiralty (Production sponsor)
Film House Productions Ltd (Production company)
National Interest Picture Productions Ltd (Production company)
United States Navy (Production company)
Technical and Scientific Films (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Royal Navy, Striker (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, Grafton (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, BLACKWOOD (HMS), frigate (1955) (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, Hermes (regiment/service)
Royal New Zealand Navy & Otago (regiment/service)
United States Navy (regiment/service)
Keywords: ships, British naval - aircraft carrier, light: Hermes (object name)
ships, British naval - amphibious: Striker & [-] (object name)
ships, British naval - frigate: Grafton (F.51) (object name)
ships, British naval - frigate: Blackwood (F.78) (object name)
ships, New Zealand naval - frigate: Otago (F.111) (object name)
ships, United States naval - submarine: SSBN & [nuclear] (object name)
weapons, United States naval - missile: Polaris (object name)
aircraft, British naval - helicopter: Westland Whirlwind (object name)
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 839 ft; Running time: 9 mins
Notes: Remarks: item I is rushes for the film "Duties of the Helmsman", item II is rushes for the film "Spray Painting in HM Ships", and item VII is rushes from the film "A/S Helicopters". Item III is US Navy copyright material supplied for use in Services' training films.