A Sideways Launch — Shipbuilding in Faversham, Kent

A documentary about a shipyard in Faversham, Kent where over 1200 vessels were built and launched between 1916 and 1969. The narrowness of Faversham Creek was no barrier to the launching of such large ship. Vessels were simply launched sideways.

The film was directed and produced by Michael Maloney for Countrywide Productions. See cwideprods.co.uk for more information.

A Sideways Launch from Michael Maloney on Vimeo.

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3 Responses to A Sideways Launch — Shipbuilding in Faversham, Kent

  1. DAVID RYE says:

    Thank you Rick – appreciated.

  2. Jean-Pierre Declemy says:

    Thank you for bringing this film to my attention, as a local sailor I have visited Faversham Creek several times and it was most interesting to see how it used to be such a place of commerce.
    What a shame that the capital investment to modernise the yard was diverted into property purchases otherwise they could have carried on building specialist craft for many years.

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