Film ID: NEFA 19755 LAUNCH OF THE M.S. CHEMICAL VENTURER 16 MARCH 1972 1972 Visitor TabsDescription Sponsored film produced by Turners Film Productions for Swan Hunters Shipbulilders Ltd that records the launch of the M.S. Chemical Venturer by Mrs. O. Hanson on 16 March 1972. The ship was built by Swan Hunter at their Hebburn yard for Anglo Eastern Bulkships Ltd. Title: Launch of the m.s. Chemical Venturer 16 March 1972 Title: Sponsor Mrs O. Hanson Title: Owners Anglo Eastern Bulkships Ltd Title: Builders Swan Hunters Shipbulilders Ltd The film begins with views of the ship ready for launch. Dignitaries arrive, the ship is launched and descends the slipway. Footage of the actual launch contains shots filmed from amongst the crowd of spectators on the slipway.The dignitaries depart. The film includes footage of a band playing, as well as the presentation of a bouqet of flowers to Mrs Hanson.