Title ID 9987Collection ID1435
Title[Spithead Review and Regatta]
CollectionNorman Family
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionActuality/Factual
KeywordsArmed Forces Boats Ships Men
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionEric Norman
CameraEric Norman
Format16mm Colour Silent
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This film shows faded colour scenes of the Naval Review at Spithead, Southampton for the Coronation of King George VI in 1937.


This film opens with views of two large ships followed by the 'Victoria' and the 'Strathmore' close to each other on the water; views from a passing passenger craft; 'Shell-Mex and 'B. P. Limited' fuel boat/tug; domestic speed boat passes through; followed by a view of several seaplanes sitting stationary on the water; close-up shots follow of a naval ship (?); small sailing boat with red sail; submarine (Vanguard-class ?) with man on top walking across the hull; small boat displaying flags and signals; four men in naval uniform on a barge; tall ship (three masts) without hoisted sails; pleasure craft filled with spectators; submarine (Vanguard-class ?) with her crew in a line on top of her hull; small white naval boat marked '04' behind a speed boat; view of HMY Victoria and Albert III (very faint in the distance); submarine (Vanguard-class?) with crew on hull; group of small boats with flags and signals; Fleet Air arm pass overhead in formation; military band play aboard a ship; vessel HMS Wolfhound 'D-56' with naval officers on deck; vessel 'D-54' HMS 'Vanquisher' with a small group on deck. Films ends with quick glimpse of HMS Hood.


A still from [Spithead Review and Regatta] (1937)A still from [Spithead Review and Regatta] (1937)