Launch of the Celtic

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Details

Location

Belfast

Year

1901

Source

National Film and Television Archive

Format

35mm, film

black and white

Length

45sec

Silent

silent

Courtesy

British Film Institute

Rights Holder

British Film Institute

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Description

The launch of the Celtic liner at Belfast Harbour in 1901.

Notes

Close up view of the Celtic being launched from Belfast Dockyard. The anchors can be clearly seen being dropped as she leaves the slipway. The Celtic was launched on 4 April 1901 from the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, and set off on her maiden voyage from Liverpool to New York on 26 July. The first ship larger than the SS Great Eastern in gross tonnage, she was the first of a quartet of ships over 20,000 tons, dubbed The Big Four.

Shot List

Close-up view of the Celtic liner being launched, filmed from the side of the slip. There is a good view of a series of anchors dropping into the water.

Credits

Produced by Warwick Newsreel Company.

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