Film: 3169

Shipping | 1970 | Sound | Colour


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Devonport Docks 1970's

Golden Hind 16th century ship. General views of ship at sea, sails, masts, crows nest, hull etc. Painting of Tamar, Old dock (music here is an orchestral version of Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody'!). Diagram of Plymouth, Cornwall, River Tamar, Plan of lock gates and beginnings of Devonport Dockyard. Aerial view of docks and ships. Diagram of 1469 improvement plan. Models of frigate complex and submarine refit construction and complex, steamyard and frigate complex. Site under construction, diggers, bulldozers etc. New lock being built. New dock at various stages of construction. General views of construction. Dock gates towed in by boats. Doors of dock entrance. General views of dock completed. Royal Navy ship entering dock. Seen in dry dock, work carried out on ship. Aerial view of completed dock. Model of submarine refit complex. Temporary copper dam. General views of construction site. Dockside cranes. Aerial view of whole of Devonport Dockyard.

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