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Royal Visit to Barrow and Launch of HMS Dominion
Royal Visit to Barrow and Launch of HMS Dominion

Royal Visit to Barrow and Launch of HMS Dominion 1903

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Royal Visit to Barrow and Launch of HMS Dominion 1903

3 mins United Kingdom

The launch of a major battleship was always an occasion for great celebration. The tradition of asking a lady of rank to launch the ship dates from the mid 19th century - in this case it was HRH Princess Louise, eldest daughter of Edward VII. The footage of the launch is particularly fine, and we get a good view of the Princess in her carriage, although we don't see the bottle-breaking ceremony.

Genres

Non-Fiction

Tags

Launchings Barrow-in-Furness Dominion (British battleship)

Collection

Returning Heroes Shipbuilding on Film

Released

1903

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Production company

Mitchell and Kenyon

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