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Clydebank. H.M. Ship 'Australia'
10,000 tons of steel slides into the Clyde in the form of HMAS Australia, a ship that would serve the Australian Navy well in WWII.
Non-Fiction 1927 1 mins Silent
The second Australian Navy cruiser to be called the HMAS Australia slides into the Clyde on 17 March 1927 with few imagining the life ahead of her. The first ship to bear the name had been the flagship of the Australian Navy in WWI, before being scrapped as part of post-war disarmament treaties. This second incarnation saw a quieter service until the outbreak of WWII, receiving 8 battle honours and almost as many kamikaze attacks. Between the time that Lady Cook, the wife of a former Australian PM, christened the HMS Australia, and her scrapping at Barrow-in-Furness in 1956, almost a million miles passed her bows.
Shipbuilding on Film
Industry sponsored film 1957 7 mins Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
The famous Swan Hunter shipyards on the Tyne grease the slipway for another stirring launch in the prosperous 1950s.
Building and Launch of the "Crepath" at Barnstaple Building and Launch of the "Crepath" at Barnstaple
Non-Fiction 1918 5 mins Silent Location: Barnstaple
Barnstaple's experimental concrete-hulled ship gets a visit from a jolly Italian admiral.
Industry sponsored film 1940 34 mins Location: Royal Albert Dock
There’s breathtaking footage of the London’s docks at their bustling peak in this informative film celebrating the work of the Port Of London Authority.
1935 25 mins Location: Barrow-In-Furness
Paul Rotha’s brilliant film of the building and launch of SS Orion from the shipyards of Barrow-in-Furness.
Non-Fiction 1912 2 mins Silent Location: Southampton
Two of the earliest surviving editions of the Topical Budget newsreel, released in the aftermath of the Titanic disaster.
1936 2 mins Silent
The iconic Cunard White Star liner leaves the shipyard of her birth and ventures seawards for the first time.
Launching the Queen Mary and the opening of Southampton's Graving Dock Launching the Queen Mary and the opening of Southampton's Graving Dock
Amateur film 1933 18 mins Silent Location: Clydebank
An historic gem of a film, in three sections, from William Craven-Ellis featuring Queen Mary and the fabulous luxury liner that bore her name
Documentary 1939 18 mins Location: Islay
Oil arrives at the Ayrshire coast: this fine documentary by Ruby Grierson tells the story.
1951 15 mins Silent Location: Clydebank
A party of children take an eye-opening tour of John Brown's Shipyard in Clydebank.
Launch of Canadian Pacific Steamship "Princess Elizabeth" Launch of Canadian Pacific Steamship "Princess Elizabeth"
Non-Fiction 1930 1 mins Silent Location: Clydebank
The steamship Princess Elizabeth glides down the slipway at Fairfield, Glasgow.
Non-Fiction 1928 1 mins Silent Location: Clydebank
A majestic new passenger ferry, the Duke of Argyll, defies the winter weather and launches in style on the Clyde.
Cinemagazine 1970 14 mins Location: Clydebank
"The Clydesiders are still a tough lot" - as evidenced in this behind-the-scenes tour of a 1960s Clydeside shipyard.
1962 12 mins Location: Soho
A children’s guide to bustling Soho, with a glimpse of its music industry, architecture and thriving restaurant scene.
Documentary 1969 25 mins
On release from jail, a man recalls the events leading up to his imprisonment.
1968 78 mins
It’s Britain vs USA in this drama by Dennis Potter as mild-mannered George finds himself in thrall to brash American Sam.
Drama 1968 27 mins
Three women seek the truth about love from a crystal ball in an early Fay Weldon play about trust and jealousy.
Action and Adventure 1955 28 mins
Four village schoolchildren encounter a spot of trouble when some crooks take up residence in the woods.
The one where Lindsay Anderson makes a film about fuel efficiency…