Launching of the "Myrina, " the largest tanker ship ever launched in the United Kingdom. The ship measures 1050 feet long and weighs 191thousand tons. She is seen going down the ways at Harland & Wolff shipyard, Belfast, Northern Ireland. During her launching, a gust of wind catches her, before tug boats can assist, and she goes aground. But she is quickly pulled free and proceeds on her way.
A panorama of the Irish countryside, sheep grazing. A map of Ireland is seen. Crowds, double decker buses, and vehicles on city streets of Belfast Northern Ireland. Statue of Lord Carson at Parliament. Activities in linen industry. Riveters and welders at work in a shipyard. Protestant Orangemen seen. A painting revering the King and Queen of England. Orangemen in dress costume in a July 12 annual parade celebrating victory at Battle of the Boyne. Custom officials on the Eire-North Ireland border. Narrator talks about the recently independent Eireann and its people who are independent in thought and speech. Irish farmers with horse carts loaded head down a road. Farmers and business men talk in streets of Ireland and strike deals. Horses and carts among the men. An Irish boy standing with a group of sheep. Pastures and bucolic and scenic views of farms and villages in rural Ireland. Men and women spinning wool and weaving.
P-47 Thunderbolt fighter planes at Sydenham Airfield in Belfast, Ireland. Airmen assemble a P-47. A crane on a truck hoists a crate. A caterpillar skids the crate. Airmen strip off the tape. A man opens the crate and remove parts. A hangar in the background. A foreman checks the parts from the crate. A P-47 in the background. Men assemble a tank and attach a rubber on the P-47. They take the cowling from the nose of the P-47. Men push a crane with 4 blade prop to the nose. The P-47 takes off from the runway.
P-47 Thunderbolt fighter planes at Langford Lodge in Belfast, Ireland. P-47s parked outside a hangar. Men work on the P-47s. A P-47 lands on a runway and taxis. Men work under the wing of a P-47.
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon of the United Kingdom visit Belfast, Northern Ireland. The King and the Queen arrive in a car. Soldiers holding guns stand in formation. People crowd in the background. King George and Queen Elizabeth get off the car. They are greeted by officials. A sign on a stage reads 'Long Live Your Majesty'. The King and the Queen escorted by the officials walk towards the stage. The soldiers and the officials stand in the background.
USS Block Island loaded with P-47 Thunderbolts arrives in Belfast, Ireland. Tugs tow the ship in a channel. P-47 Thunderbolt fighter planes on the deck of USS Block Island. The ship near the pier.