Series of night shots of launching ceremony of DDH 282 Iroquois class destroyer, the "HMCS Athabaskan"; POVS from ship's bow slipping out of launching ramp (0:52). MLS of ship on launching ramp lit by floodlights (0:10). LAS of ship's stem, TILT DOWN as ships slips down ramp (1:16). MS of dignitaries on dock, lady wearing fur coat christening ship, PAN of crowd (0:50). MS side view of ship slipping on support blocks (0:48). MLS of ship lit by floodlights slipping down launching ramp (1:35). LAMS of stern entering water, ZOOM OUT to MLS of ship slipping into water (0:43). Water level LMLS of ship afloat (0:29).