HMS HERMES REPLENISHES FROM HMS TARBATNESS [Allocated Title]
Aerial shots of HMS Hermes replenishing from HMS Tarbatness, one of the then new Stores Support Ships. Scenes onboard the carrier as she takes on supplies from the Armament Support Ship Retainer.
Aerial shot from the open cabin door of a Wessex, looking directly down onto the flightdeck of HMS Hermes - the carrier's deckedge lift is down, and Wessex helicopters and a Sea Vixen and Buccaneer are parked on deck. As the camera-aircraft climbs higher, HMS Tarbatness comes into frame, steaming to port of Hermes for a replenishment. The camera-aircraft circles the two ships. Cut to LS from onboard Hermes, past the open air brake of a Buccaneer to starboard quarter of the FRS Retainer. A line is passed by Costin gun, and deck party haul across a light line. Cargo nets stand ready on Hermes' deck. HA.MLS to forebody of Retainer (A.329) as she runs alongside to port - a crate is transferred to the carrier by a jackstay rigged from the maindeck to deliver the load onto the lowered deckedge lift. An officer stands by with bats ready to signal to the winch operator on the supply ship.