Film ID:
NEFA 19751

LAUNCH OF THE FRANK D MOORE 6 FEBRUARY 1973

1973

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Description

Sponsored film by Turners Film Productions for Swan Hunters Shipbuilders Ltd that records the launch of the M. S. Frank D Moores, built by Swan Hunter for the Nile Steamship Company Ltd. The ship is launched  at the companies Hebburn yard by Miss Deborah Joan Moores and Miss Michele Jan Moores on 6 February 1973.

Title: Launch of the m.s. Frank D. Moore 6th February 1973

Title: Sponsor Miss Deborah Joan Moore. Co-sponsor Miss Michele Joan Moore

Title: Owner Nile Steamship Company Ltd

Title: Builder Swan Hunters Shipbuilders Ltd

Views of the ship in dry dock. Views of the crowd and dignitaries arriving, the launch speech, and finally views of the ship descending down the slipway into the River Tyne. This is followed by shots recording the reactions of the crowd and dignitaries, then the dignitaries departing, and views of the ship floating in the river being oriented by tug boats.

The film is enlivened by the fact that the ship is launched by two teenage sisters who are delighted and excited to be part of the event. They enthuse a bank of press photographers, and also a Movietone News cameraman.

End Credit: Filmed by Turners Film Productions, Newcastle upon Tyne, England