HMS OCEAN SAILS FROM PLYMOUTH, 28 MARCH 2000 [Allocated Title]
Unedited footage of the LPH (landing platform helicopter) ship HMS Ocean prior to departure from her home at Devonport, Plymouth.
HMS Ocean berthed at Devonport (shot from quayside). Royal Marines carry rigid inflatable boat (RIB) on board; other RIBs are brought aboard via the seaward side. Vehicles (fork lift, Land Rovers) go on board. Deck scenes: helicopters and light field guns are strapped down. The frigate HMS Kent (F78, some months prior to her commissioning) sails past. Scenes below deck as vehicles are secured. Civilian VIP arrives and is introduced to officers. Long shots of Ocean as she prepares to sail. Various angles of Ocean as she sails (passing HMS Northumberland), her crew lined up on the deck. Family members and spectators watch from the shore; one woman waves a large Union flag.