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Title:HMS POLAR CIRCLE BECOMES HMS ENDURANCE, OCTOBER 1992 [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 6895
Other titles:MISCELLANEOUS OLD ADMIRALTY BUILDING TAPES [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Scenes of the icebreaker HMS Polar Circle (A171) at Plymouth at the time she was being renamed as HMS Endurance, 8 to 10 October 1992.
Description: The new HMS Endurance in dock at Plymouth. Other ships visible are the decommissioned frigates HMS Cleopatra (F28) and HMS Jupiter (F60). Although officially renamed Endurance, her gangway still says "HMS Polar Circle". Senior officers and a rating share a bottle of champagne on the deck in honour of the renaming; cut-in shots of captain.
Production Country: GB
Production Details: Royal Navy (Production sponsor)
Directorate of Public Relations (Navy) Film and Photographic (Production company)
Harding, T (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: Beta-SP
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 30; Running time: 12 mins 46 secs
Notes: Summary: this is footage shot for inclusion in the Commander-in-Chief's annual message to the fleet.