The launch of the first Type 42 destroyer at the Vickers yard at Barrow-in-Furness.
The ship waits on the slip, surrounded by crowds - large areas of seating have been set up. The wooden supports are removed from beneath the hull. Three Vickers painters survey their work. The Queen names the ship, and HMS Sheffield is launched, two cameras providing both high- and low-angle views. Final shots of Sheffield lying in midstream amidst the debris from the launching.