Unique and evocative home movie of the ill fated liner passing onlookers as she departs on her sea trials.
The ill-fated liner passes onlookers off Gourock, Scotland. This film is by the same photographer as the Queen Mary sea trials film but taken a year later.
|The Orient liner Strathallan approaches the camera.|
|A distinctive ladder and platform is visible to the right… what can it be?
Can you identify the location?
|Shipyard workers or crew line the prow. Her hull rides high in the water.|
|The ship’s name is clearly visible.|
|Her clean lines and elegant white hull are evident in this close-up.|
|As the immense hull passes by a crowd of people wave from a jetty. A small boat passes alongside.|
|The camera pans past the crowd to reveal another onlooker and a strange tank-like object is visible sitting atop a frame in the water.|
|The distinctive stern passes. The decks a clutter of lifeboats, ventilators, derricks and wires.|
|A painting rig still attached to the side.|
|She steams away… four years later she lies at the bottom, torpedoed.|