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Cargoes

About the film

'Cargoes' follows the S.S. Ionian as she delivers her cargo around the Mediterranean - her final peacetime journey.

Details

Release year
1940
Director
Humphrey Jennings
Production company
GPO
Producer
Alberto Cavalcanti
Running time (minutes)
09 mins 06 secs

Original Description

None available.

Trivia

  • 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.