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Other titles:HMS EXCELLENT (RUSHES 1) [Allocated Title]
Summary: Unedited naval material.
Description: I. MCU on bridge of corvette at sea - captain (Lieutenant-Commander) at Asdic Bearing Indicator, while Officer On Watch (Sub-Lieutenant) stands with binoculars by the magnetic compass, ready to give helm orders. CU of Squid projectile made ready to ram - trolley in loading position, cover and fuze key removed. MS of Squid mortar - clutched in, the mounting rolls with the ship's movement. LS profile as HMS Rising Castle fires Squid. MS of three explosions. HA.MS onto focsle as Squid is fired - camera pans to follow depth charges to impact and explosion. MS, impact of Squid salvo and explosions (one charge faulty). CU of Asdic Bearing Indicator. CU as projectile is loaded into 'ready to ram' position - MS as it is rammed home and rating connects fuze lead of centre barrel. MCU, Squid mounting swung up and clutched in. MS of disturbance on surface after Squid salvo has exploded. CUs of ABI: Ship's head, 010, Oscillator Pointer sweeping, "Steer by Asdic" pointer holding 010; Ship's head 343, Oscillator Pointer sweeping, "Steer by Asdic" pointer moving slowly on 330 (bearing moving left).
II. Preparation of Christmas pudding mix in the galley of RN Shore Establishment (HMS Excellent) - Captain and officers add rum, eggs, and traditional sixpences, stir the ingredients with a paddle, taste the mix, etc.