STK-ID 6332

Three shots of sailors carrying casks of rhum aboard one of the destroyers. Cut to men rolling casks down onto another ship, loading various supplies aboard. Two shots of men swabbing decks. CU of face of typical Canadian sailor of HMCS Athabaskan. Front LS of HMCS Cayuga at wharf. Various MLSs of last minute preparations on the three ships. CU of crest on HMCS Cayuga, sailor painting around it. CU of Commander RP Welland of HMCS Athabaskan. Cut to White Ensign. Group shot of Captain Pullen of cruiser HMCS Ontario, Rear Admiral Harry De Wolfe, Commander of Royal Canadian Navy Pacific Coast, and the three destroyer commanders, Commander Taylor of HMCS Sioux, Captain Brock of HMCS Cayuga and Commander Welland of HMCS Athabaskan. Shot of De Wolfe shaking hands with the three captains. Shots of the three captains. Shot of sailor shining crest of HMCS Athabaskan. Three shots of goodbyes, wives and children, of crowd lining ship's side. Shots of sailors lined up along deck, of men casting off, of bugler blowing salute as cruiser HMCS Ontario leaves. Cut to Admiral De Wolfe taking the salute as ships leave. Shots of destroyers Cayuga (#218), Athabaskan (#219) and Sioux (#225) leaving harbour. Several shots of ships sailing out, cruiser HMCS Ontario leading. (07/07/1950)


Excerpt from
Canadian Destroyers Sail
National Film Board
Available formats
Video HI 8, Reel 35 mm
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio