HMS VICTORIOUS IN PORTSMOUTH DOCKYARD [Allocated Title]
HMS Victorious in dry dock at Portsmouth after the Government announcement that she was to be taken out of Service.
LS across the dockyard to Victorious against a background of harbour cranes. HA views of the carrier from a nearby crane - the aircraft lifts are down, ship's boats are stored under cover on the flightdeck, and the roundown has been railed off. LA from side of the dock to the Type 984 radar antenna. LA.CU of cockbilled anchor and the flare of the port bow above. CU of one of the lifebelts with the ship's name and badge. LA to the island, framing the pendant number R.38, funnel and lattice mast. Further LSs across the dockyard - in the background, frame right, is the depot ship HMS Centaur.