St. Ives, Cornwall. The Royal Navy Minesweeper HMS Wave runs aground.
LV. H.M.S. Wave on rocks. (1st 7ft. for super title). SV. HMS Wave, a minesweeper, with waves beating over beach, etc. SV. Waves breaking over side of ship. LV. Showing ship on rocks between houses. SV. Showing ship, with waves breaking over stern of ship. Air view of rocky coastline. Air view, H.M.S. Wave aground on rocks. SV. H.M.S. Wave high and dry with tide out on rocks. SVU. Hole in side of ship made by rocks. SV. head on: Side view, Damaged bows. LV. Ship aground with large rock in foreground. GV. Ship aground, St. Ives in background. SV. Barrage balloon being lowered to be put into hole. SCU. Cotton waste being placed around hole. SCU. The captain, Commander R.N. Everett, watching. SCU. More cotton being put into hole. SV. Crowd watching from shore. LV. Balloon in position in hole. SV. Ship, high and dry. SV.STV. Ratings carrying kit ashore. LV. Crowds, watching ship being moved away rocks. SV.SCU. Ship being towed away from rocks. SV. Ship being towed and showing starboard list. SV. Crowd waving. GV. Ship at anchor out at sea.
(Orig.Neg.) (Lewis' Blow Up Lav. 'B' & 'C') (Lewis' 16mm.Neg 'D' & 'E') (Title scene 'F')
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