Diving On A Wreck 1951

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    Unissued / unused footage - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.

    Admiralty films of wrecks in Malta Harbour (some of this material was used in New Pictorial NP 296.)

    Underwater shots of coral, sea vegetation and fishes. Shot of diver James Hodges from the Admiralty Research Lab swimming along underwater with camera and diving apparatus. Footage is quite grainy and scratched in places. Several shots of wrecked ship - Tribal Class Destroyer 'Maori' ('Maoru'?) - on the bottom of the harbour, covered with vegetation, barnacles and gunk. We see the ladder, inside cabin and propellor of the ship.

    Above the water in the pilot boat we see the breathing apparatus. A sailor starts a generator on board the deck.

    More underwater shots with light illuminating parts of the wreck. Pan up cable. C/Us of winch with hawser round it. Propellor with rope entwined around it. Diver swims up towards surface of sea. Propellors turning slowly under water.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
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    01:00:01:00 / 01:03:35:00
    UN 2336 A
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    UN 2336 A
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    HMS Brazen Archaeology Archives Underwater Exploration Underwater Adventures Wreck dives
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