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Title:HMS HOGUE ON FISHERY PROTECTION DUTIES [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 1673
Other titles:POST-WAR NAVAL OPERATIONS - ICELAND [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: HMS Hogue leaves Devonport to patrol off the coast of Iceland. She refuels at sea from the RFA Wave Ruler.
Description: I. Cameraship HMS Hogue lies alongside the quay at Devonport as a tug closes on her. The tug secures. One of the ship's officers coming onboard at the last moment, is given a hand onto the ship. On the bridge the ship's officers watch the unmooring. Hogue is led out of the harbour - entering is the frigate HMS Ulster (F.83) with a paddle-tug in attendance. MS across the flag deck to the passing shoreline - flag locker at frame left. HA.MS from the bridge aft down the starboard side of the ship. Plymouth granary and the city skyline are followed by Cawsand Bay and distant lighthouse as the frigate makes out to sea.
II. On patrol. HA from the bridge as the ship steams through choppy sea. Sequence shot in foggy conditions - a boat is lowered to visit nearby fishing vessels. Replenishment at sea - HMS Hogue closes on the starboard quarter of RFA Wave Ruler while HMS Lagos (D.44) is fuelling abeam on the tanker's port side. There is a considerable swell, and the tanker's propeller can be seen to break the surface. Sequence shot in rough weather - LSs onto either quarter and ahead, with HA from the bridge to the focsle as Hogue steams across an empty sea, shipping occasional green water over the bows.