Newsreel of KGV class

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Newsreel of KGV class

Postby dunmunro » Sat Oct 16, 2010 6:50 am

Here's newsreel footage of a KGV steaming into rough seas:
http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=52923

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Re: Newsreel of KGV class

Postby RF » Sat Oct 16, 2010 10:06 am

For some reason this video won't play on my PC. I notice it is titled ''HMS London at sea'' I believe that the London was a heavy cruiser and not a KGV.....
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Re: Newsreel of KGV class

Postby dunmunro » Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:20 pm

RF wrote:For some reason this video won't play on my PC. I notice it is titled ''HMS London at sea'' I believe that the London was a heavy cruiser and not a KGV.....


The first ~15sec features a distant shot of HMS London, and the rest is mainly a KGV steaming through heavy seas. You might try to upgrade your Adobe Flash player. I understand that 64bit webbrowsers have problems with Adobe flash, so you might try and download a 32bit version of Firefox and use that.
http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/000/6b3af6c9.html

The video gives a good impression of the weatherly qualities of the class. There is a lot of spray due to the low freeboard forward, but the bow rises quickly.

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Re: Newsreel of KGV class

Postby Gary » Fri Nov 12, 2010 6:37 pm

Yes she's certainly taking water over the bow in that shot - good idea to swing the quad turret to port to prevent it flooding.
Any idea which of the class it is?


The same site has Howe goes to Australia
http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=55264
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Re: Newsreel of KGV class

Postby RF » Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:42 am

Nice film of HMS Howe, pity she wasn't able to be around and in that area of the world in 1941.
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Re: Newsreel of KGV class

Postby paulcadogan » Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:30 am

Here's a newsreel on the commissioning of Howe:

http://www.liveleak.com/mp53/player.swf ... %26embed=1
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Re: Newsreel of KGV class

Postby RF » Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:09 am

Very nice and very clear video, thanks for posting it.
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