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Title:HMS ARGONAUT TAKES ON FUEL AT MANUS [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 1765
Other titles:BRITISH NAVAL OPERATIONS IN THE FAR EAST [Allocated Series Title]
Description: Scenes onboard HMS Argonaut replenishing at Manus. CUs of oil hose as it comes over the side from tanker to connect with intake valve, and interior of the cruiser's pump house with oil pressure gauges and valve controls. HA onto a launch alongside as two men throw sacks up to be stacked on the cruiser's deck - the crewmen are stripped to the waist and perspiring in the heat. CUs of fuel hose being connected up, and valve gear on the tanker and cruiser. Cut to LA.MS from a small craft passing right to left across the bows of Argonaut and tanker YO.101 alongside to starboard of her - refuelling has been completed and the tanker is about to make off - as the camera craft turns to pass to starboard of the ships, the tanker passes left to right through frame. Final XLS of plume of smoke from oil fire (?) - camera pans up to show the height of the smoke pall.