STK-ID 725

Corvettes for the Navy : shot of men working on templates in mold loft. Shots, through circular mask, of corvettes under construction. Front shot of launching party on platform, Mrs Casgrain recognized. Rear view of same, Mrs Casgrain launching ship, and TILT UP to hull sliding backwards into water. Cut to LS of ship being launched seen stern wise. Shots of unfinished corvettes "Regina" and "Calgary". Sequence on several corvettes being launched, one of which is the HMCS Brockville. Montage of champagne bottles smashing against hulls. HAS, CU of wife of Premier Adélard Godbout, cut to two-shot of man and of Major-General Sir Eugene Fiset, Lieutenant Governor of Quebec chatting. More people in the background. HAS, PAN over a crowd of spectators. A priest is shown blessing a ship. Wife of Premier Adélard Godbout launches same. Shot of automatic bottle smasher swinging bottle against hull. Head-on shot of minesweeper sliding backwards down ways in covered shed. Oblique rear view of ship hitting water.


Excerpt from
Actualités canadiennes no 5
Quebec (province)
National Film Board
Available formats
Digital Bétacam, Digital Video Disk, Reel 35 mm
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486