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Title:HMS BLAKE REPLENISHES AT SEA FROM RFA RESOURCE [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 4224
Other titles:POST-WAR NAVAL OPERATIONS - MISCELLANEOUS [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Aerial film showing the Fleet Replenishment Ship Resource transferring supplies to HMS Blake, while the oiler Black Ranger stands by ready to refuel the cruiser.
Description: Reel One. Aerial shots as HMS Blake (C.99) closes to come alongside to port of RFA Resource (A.480). The oiler Black Ranger (A.163) keeps station to starboard of the much larger AEFS. The three ships steam abreast as the camera aircraft circles them. A light line is passed between Blake and Resource. A jackstay is set up and sacks are transferred on a platform sling. Black Ranger has trained its fuelling rig outboard, the bight of the hose trailing in the sea. Reel Two. Aerial LS of a Type 12 frigate at sea, its 4.5-inch turret trained over the starboard beam - pan to show three more frigates ahead of the first. LS of Resource at sea. Cut to a harbour, where a Leander Class frigate and RFA Black Ranger lie alongside a jetty. Aerial shots of the two auxiliaries at sea together - Black Ranger has the traffic sign for 'school' as a badge worn on her funnel.
Production Details: Directorate of Public Relations (Navy) (Production sponsor)
BBC Television (Production company)
Davidson, Eric (Production individual)
Stone, Ian1995-12-20 (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Royal Navy, BLAKE (HMS), cruiser (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, Resource (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, BLACK RANGER (RFA), oiler (regiment/service)
Keywords: ships, British naval - cruiser, helicopter: Blake (C.99) (object name)
ships, British naval - supply: Resource (A.480) (object name)
ships, British naval - supply: Black Ranger (A.163) (object name)
operations, British naval - routine: replenishment at sea (object name)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: Colour
Sound format: Silent
Soundtrack language: None
Title language: English
Subtitle language: None
Technical Details: Format: 16mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 2
Footage: 866 ft; Running time: 24 mins
Notes: Titles: this film seems to have been intended for a production provisionally entitled 'Island Fortress' or 'Helicopter Fortress'. An edited extract is contained in ADM 1907, 'The Navy In Action'