Ulster's Gallant Woman Admiral

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Location

Unknown

Year

1922

Source

National Film and Television Archive

Format

35mm, film, intertitles

black and white

Length

57sec

Silent

silent

Courtesy

British Film Institute

Rights Holder

British Film Institute

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Description

Mrs Laverton who took HMS 'Pandora' into action against the Sinn Feiners at Maghermeena Castle and at the Battle of Pettigo. Lower Lough Erne was full of treacherous shallows (before the level was raised by the hydro dam at Ballyshannon in 1949) and local nationalists had lowered the lough level (by opening sluices) to impede the arrival of British soldiers. Hence the need for a local with intimate knowledge of the lake to guide on the gunboat shown here.

Shot List

'Topical Budget. Ulster's Gallant Woman Admiral. Mrs Laverton who took HMS 'Pandora' into action against the Sinn Feiners at Maghermeena Castle and at the Battle of Pettigo'. View of a woman at the helm of a ship. 180-degree view around ship.