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Title:SPRING CRUISE, FEBRUARY 1955 [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 1518
Other titles:POST-WAR NAVAL OPERATIONS - MISCELLANEOUS [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Destroyers of the 4th Destroyer Flotilla visit Beirut during the Mediterranean Fleet Spring Cruise, February 1955.
Description: (Film taken onboard HMS Agincourt.) Ships enter Beirut harbour, HMS Forth in the foreground; hands on Agincourt's forecastle. Forth fires a national salute to Lebanon; shore batteries return the salute. Berthing parties on the forecastle. Destroyers of the 4th Destroyer Flotilla enter harbour. HMS Forth at sea with submarines in company; submarines and Forth conduct a search. Firing of 'B' gun on HMS Agincourt. Agincourt watering at sea, from HMS Forth.
Production Details: Admiralty (Production sponsor)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Royal Navy, AGINCOURT (HMS), battleship (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, FORTH (HMS), submarine depot ship (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, Destroyer Escort, 4 (regiment/service)
Keywords: ships, British naval - destroyer: Agincourt (object name)
ships, British naval - harbour: Forth (object name)
society, British naval - friendship (object name)
ceremonies, British - customary: naval salute (object name)
Lebanon & Beirut (geography)
Notes: Summary: film has not been viewed - information is taken from CNI records.