"Olympic" Rams Lightship 1934

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Full title reads: " "OLYMPIC" RAMS LIGHTSHIP - The 47,000-ton liner cuts right through the "Nantucket" in a dense fog."

New York, United States of America (USA).

Several shots of huge liner 'Olympic' at a dock in New York. Several shots of the members of the crew of destroyed lightship...

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Cataloguer:
Sanja
Stock:
Black & White
Sound:
sound
Media URN:
9724
Sort Number:
34/043
Time in/Out:
01:25:24:00 / 01:26:32:00
Canister:
34/43
Film ID:
787.19
Issue Date:
28/05/1934

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  • The incident occurred on 15 May 1934.

    "one of the men has bandaged head" - that's the Captain of the Nantucket, George W Braithwaite.

    "The Captain of the liner" - his name is John Binks.

    "Men state that all happened so quickly" - the man saying that is the Nantucket's first mate Clifton E Mosher.

    Attached is a newspaper article of the era reporting the incident....

    http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=950&dat=19340517&id=Iu1PAAA
    AIBAJ&sjid=zVQDAAAAIBAJ&pg=380
    2,6151016

    jamied 12th Jul 2012

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