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Other titles:UNDERWATER SABOTEURS AT WORK [Alternative Title]
Summary: Miscellaneous scenes in Malta, including sequences of "saboteurs" in action and RN ships in Sliema Creek..
Description: I. Underwater 'saboteur' attaches a limpet mine to ship's A-bracket. MCUs of limpet mine on bilge keel, and a second on the hull.
II. RN diver uses a knife to prise loose a limpet mine from the bilge keel - it is then hauled to the surface by an attached rope. Diver uses an underwater torch to search A-bracket and propeller. MS of port screw turning over at 'Slow Ahead'.
III. LA.MS as a saboteur attaches a buoyancy bag mine to underside of bilge keel.
IV. General shot of a small rocky bay with high cliffs - clear sky, moderate sea.
V. CU of Type 974 short range radar revolving.
VI. Motor boat of HMS Woodbridge Haven on patrol in Sliema Creek - it passes HMS Defender (D.114), with lighter NS.260 alongside, HMS Walkerton (M.1188), HMS Blackpool (F.77), and HMS Delight (D.119). A rating pays out one of the hooked lines which the boat is towing.
VII. Night. Two saboteurs in a canoe move around two destroyers which are moored alongside the heavy repair ship HMS Ausonia (A.153).
Production Details: Admiralty (Production sponsor)
Film House Productions Ltd (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Royal Navy, Woodbridge Haven (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, DEFENDER (HMS), destroyer (1950) (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, Walkerton (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, BLACKPOOL (HMS), frigate (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, DELIGHT (HMS), destroyer (1950) (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, AUSONIA (HMS) (regiment/service)
Keywords: ships, British naval - destroyer: Defender (D.114) (object name)
ships, British naval - destroyer: Delight (D.119) (object name)
ships, British naval - frigate: Blackpool (F.77) (object name)
ships, British naval - minesweeper: Walkerton (M.1188) (object name)
ships, British naval - harbour: Ausonia (A.153) & [-] (object name)
training, British naval - combat: sabotage, anti-ship (object name)
operations [simulated], British naval - mines: clearance (object name)
weapons, British naval - passive: limpet mine (object name)
equipment, British naval - surveillance: radar, surface search Type 974 (object name)