Film ID:
NEFA 19755

LAUNCH OF THE M.S. CHEMICAL VENTURER 16 MARCH 1972

1972

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Description

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.