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The cycle of steel in shipbuilding

Week number 59-30

Newsreels in which Dutch subjects of a certain week are presented.

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The freighter Arabian Prince is tugged to a breaker's yard in Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht to be scrapped. Cutting torches cut the ship in pieces, buyers remove the remaining inventory from the ship and skippers search amongst the engines. With inland navigation vessels the pieces are transported to the Hoogovens in IJmuiden, where an electromagnet takes the pieces to cranes that throw them into the oven. Several hours later the liquid steel is cast into ingots which are then rolled out into steel plates. In the warehouse the plates are numbered with chalk, which are then welded into a ship. The ship is then launched. With footage of launchings.

Creator:
Polygoon-Profilti (producer) / Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (curator)
Publication date:
18 July 1959
Length:
03:06

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Contributions:
Bloemendal, Philip (commentaar)
Type:
video
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User:
Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
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