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Launch of M.S. Joseph R. Smallwood 11th July 1972
Launch of M.S. Joseph R. Smallwood 11th July 1972

Launch of M.S. Joseph R. Smallwood 11th July 1972 1972

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Launch of M.S. Joseph R. Smallwood 11th July 1972 1972

9 mins United Kingdom

The Seaburn Sea Cadets drum up a storm at the launch of the Joseph R Smallwood from Swan Hunters shipyard in Hebburn, a tanker named after the premier of Newfoundland. This was familiar territory for local production house Turners who had worked on film commissions for Swan Hunters since the 1950s. The tanker would soon be embroiled in political controversy when the Newfoundland oil refinery it was built to serve caused one of the largest Canadian bankruptcies in history.

North East Film Archive is one of a network of regional film archives established to collect, preserve and show film made in, or about the North East of England. Our collections are non-fiction, and date from the early 1900s to the present day, providing a rich record of life in the region over the 20th century. Many of our films are available to watch, free of charge, on our website.

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Tankers Ceremonies Launchings Ships

Collection

Shipbuilding on Film

Released

1972

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

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