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    Item title reads - Submarine Disaster. A recent and exclusive Pathe Gazette picture of the ill-fated K-5 (seen centre of Flotilla).

    M/S of the ship steaming through the water with smoke coming out of the funnel, it sails past the camera. C/U onboard, a sailor gets splashed with water and climbs up to another level. C/U of the front of the submarine.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:31:00 / 01:49:23:00
    G 741
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    G 0741
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    Science & Technology War & Revolution
    WW1 U-boat Submarines
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (3)

  1. jamied says

    The submarine sank on 20 January 1920, with the loss of all 57 men on board.

  2. Ed Hayden says

    My Great Grandmothers Husband George Lewis Booker was the Chief Stoker,Petty Officer aboard Submarine K5 when on the 31st July 1918 he and a fellow Submariner were swept overboard and drowned.As a regular Submariner if he had not drowned in 1918 his fate would have been sealed in January 1921 when all the crew lost their lives.This British Pathe archive film clip shows just how easy it was for Submariners on the very fast K Class Submarines to be swept overboard.I still have the photograph of George Booker standing proud in his Petty Officers uniform.May all the Submariners Rest in Peace.
    Ed Hayden.

  3. cgroffey says

    My grandfather Alfred Frederick French also died on that boat. He was a Petty Officer. Previously he had survived the E13 submarine fiasco where half the crew had been killed by German machine gun fire and was subsequently interned in Denmark as a POW.
    Unlucky submariner!

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