About the film
'Cargoes' follows the S.S. Ionian as she delivers her cargo around the Mediterranean - her final peacetime journey.
- Release year
- Humphrey Jennings
- Production company
- Alberto Cavalcanti
- Running time (minutes)
- 09 mins 06 secs
- This film is a recut version of the film known as S.S. Ionian, and then as Her Last Trip. The film had to be recut after the S.S. Ionian was sunk by a German mine on 29th November 1939, en-route from Crete to Hull, only three months after filming.
- The S.S. Ionian was a Royal Mail steamer ship.
- All three ships from the British Mediterranean Fleet's 1st Battle Squadron (at the outbreak of World War 2) are seen in this film; HMS Barham, HMS Malaya, and HMS Warspite.