The Flying Enterprise as the raging Atlantic batters her decks, Captain Henrik Kurt Carlsen speaks of being lonely and wanting coffee, the US destroyer John W.
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AEROPLANES NORWEGIAN. Scandinavian Airlines airliner at London Airport bringing mother and father of Capt Kurt Carlsten to greet his son
CARLSEN CAPTAIN KURT..Skipper of "Flying Enterprise Shots of his ship CU rolling in heavy seas as taken from the decks of the Willard Keith..Shots of the provisions sent to Carlsen.. His voice speaks over radio. tells of the Abandon Ship operation..Ask for Ship's Paper to be taken to safety....His mother and father arrive at London Airport to see his return etc etc..Enterprise taken in tow by the tug Turmoil..Willard Keith watches now the John W Weeks is back in Plymouth..shots of the towing .. Kenneth Dancy is with Carlsen now on the Enterprise.
DANCY KENNETH..(Mate of Tug "Turmoil") now is aboard the "Flying Enterprise" having made the jump from the decks of the Turmoil...Turmoil tows the Enterprise nearer to port and safety
FLYING ENTERPRISES (Isbrandsen Line-) The Enterprise in heavy waters leans over heavily..Shots from the John W. Weeks....shots of the ship C.U....heavy seas etc etc..Radio of Carlsen of the ship abandoned..ships papers given to John Weeks. Canisters filled with food etc and fired by rifle to Enterprise tie line to haul on board.
FLYING ENTERPRISE. New U.S. destroyer the Willard Keith watches over the Enterprise now the John W. Weeks has returned to Plymouth..British tug Turmoil takes the Enterprise in tow..Mate of tug Kenneth Dancey has jumped onto Enterprise..CU ship.. shots of the towing Aerial shots also etc etc
JOHN.W.WEEKS. Keeps guard over the "Flying Enterprise"..Good shots of the stricken vessel..16mm blown up material of the ships in heavy waters as taken by an officer on the John W Weeks. Shots and C.U's Enterprise..Radio voice of Carlsen, tells of the abounding operation, request to take the ship's papers off the Enterprise..Good shots of heavy seas lashing at Weeks..over decks etc etc..Canisters loaded with food etc and tie line shot by rifle to Enterprise then hauled on board..Weeks returns to Plymouth.. two sailors talk of Enterprise chances.. Captain Commander Thompson speaks also
LONDON AIRPORT. Mother and father of Capt Kurt Carlsen land from airliner of Scandinaviah Airways at London Airport...Shots
PLYMOUTH. U.S.Destroyer John W.Weeks in dock after escorting the Flying Enterprise..two sailors and Captain Commander Thompson speaks re the chances of survival of the ship
ROUGH SEAS. Shots of very heavy seas just showing edge of ships rail excellent stuff of heavy seas breaking over decks & bows of the destroyer at sea
SEA. Shots of very heavy seas just showing edge of ships rail..Excellent stuff of heavy seas breaking over decks and bows of the destroyer at sea.
TURMOIL (British Tug) Watched by U.S. Destroyer has taken "Flying Enterprise" in town en route back to port..Shots of Enterprise, Turmoil, Willard Keith from the air etc
WILLARD KEITH. (U.S.Destroyer) Watches over the Enterprises now the John W Weeks has returned to Plymouth..British tug Turmoil has her in tow Shots from the air etc
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Background: The Flying Enterprise as the raging Atlantic batters her decks, Captain Henrik Kurt Carlsen speaks of being lonely and wanting coffee, the US destroyer John W. Weeks shoots supplies aboard, and aerial footage shows the British tug Turmoil finally towing her slowly into port