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Title:RNR DRILLSHIP, HMS UNICORN [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 3916
Other titles:POST-WAR NAVAL OPERATIONS - MISCELLANEOUS [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Pictorial survey of HMS Unicorn, the 144-year old frigate then serving as the headquarters of the Tay Division RNR.
Description: LA.MS off the starboard quarter of HMS Unicorn, alongside in Dundee harbour - the camera closes on the stern and the name UNICORN. Pan stern to bow along starboard side, and shots of the ship from various angles, with CUs of the bows, topped by added accommodation, and the windows set in the ship's sides. CU of a notice board which gives the ship's history and battle honours. CUs of the ship's wheel and the capstan, and views along the original gundeck, now enclosed. Interior of the captain's cabin, fitted out as a lecture and seminar room. General interest shots between decks.
Technical Details: Format: 16mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 368 ft; Running time: 10 mins
Notes: Summary: HMS Unicorn was a 46-gun frigate, launched in 1824. She became the RNR drillship in 1873 and has served in that capacity ever since. Between 1941 and 1959 she bore the name Cressy when Unicorn was allotted to an aircraft carrier