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Summary: Unedited coverage of the launching of the Upholder Class submarine HMS Unicorn at the Cammell-Laird shipyard, Birkenhead, on 18 April 1992.
Description: (Tape 1) Final preparations for the launch at the Cammell-Laird yard; shots of HMS Unicorn on blocks in the slipway.
(Tape 2) Further preparations. People gather in advance of the launching; VSEL Barrow Band plays music.
(Tape 3) Views of the actual launching; HMS Unicorn slides along the slipway into the River Mersey. Shots of Unicorn afloat; Liverpool's two cathedrals can be seen on shore in the background. After the ceremony, members of the public gather at a Royal Navy stall to buy souvenirs, including T-shirts.
Production Country: GB
Production Details: Harding, T (Production individual)
Cowpe, Paul (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations:
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: Colour
Sound format: Sound
Soundtrack language: English
Title language: None
Subtitle language: None
Technical Details: Format: U-matic
Number of items/reels/tapes: 3
Footage: 20; Running time: 60 mins (ca)