Steel Goes to Sea - The Building of a Ship




'Britain’s shipbuilders build ships for service all over the world. No two ships are alike, each has its own ‘character’. In the film a keel is laid, and from a tangle of steel plates and girders the hull takes shape. After weeks of skilled and patient work, the ship is launched and ‘steel goes to sea’.' [1]

Date: 1941
Duration: 15:45

Director: John E. Lewis
Production Company: Merton Park Studios
Producer: Cecil Musk
Cinematographer: J. Rodgers
Composer: William Alwyn
Narration: -
Editor: C. Beaumont
Sound Recording: Al Rhind
Scenario: Terence Egan Bishop

Length: 35mm:1531ft. 16mm: 620ft.

Distributor: M.G.M.



Steel Goes to Sea

Certificate: U
Distributors: M.G.M.
Producers: Merton Park Studios
1,474ft / 16mins
Britain's war-time shipbuilding industry in action.[2]
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  1. ^ Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue - 1942-43
  2. ^ Index to Vol.8 / No.s 85-96 [No.91 (p81) onwards present] / 1941-42
    Short Films Issued Between August 21 and September 20 [1941]
    123 Steel Goes to Sea
    Monthly Film Bulletin of the BFI