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Dual Purpose
Description: On May 12, 1952 Bloomfield's first diesel vessel, a dual purpose drifter trawler, is launched from Great Yarmouth, England.

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Clip #: TFA-259D
Length: 8:53
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1950s
Region: Europe
Country: England
Subject: Boats
Original: 16mm
1950’s, England, May 12, 1952, fisheries drifter company, Bloomfield’s, Yarmouth, launch of first diesel vessel, dual purpose ship, quayside empty except for lone man carrying empty baskets, non-herring season, empty warehouse, “ocean veteran” boat tied up to quayside, dog walking up to napping man lying on quay and sniffing his hand, shipyard, shipbuilding, shipbuilders, drawing office door, 1950, designers drawing up plans for diesel driven motor ships, naval architecture, ships to be built as drifter and trawler combined, ship model built from paper, ship funnel replaced by crew drying room, shipbuilders constructing dual purpose drifter trawler from ground up, workers removing ship rib from furnace, ship gear and tackle being made in machine shop, male and female workers assembling radios and electrical equipment, shipbuilders busy at work constructing trawler, flags being raised, shipbuilders knocking wedges into place, man handing flowers to launching mistress Mrs. Vandenberg, Mrs. Vandenberg naming and blessing “Ocean Sunlight” ship and striking bottle on side, “Ocean Sunlight" being launched and setting off up river, “Ocean Sunlight” headed out to sea for trials, East Anglia, interior of ship, compass in ceiling, echo sounders, radio telephone, cabin, workers servicing diesel engine, “Ocean Sunlight” at sea

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