• Short Summary

    THE AMERICAN SUBMARINE TIRU WAS REFLOATED ON MONDAY AFTER BEING STUCK ON A CORAL REEF OFF THE AUSTRALIAN COAST FOR TWO DAYS.

  • Description

    THE AMERICAN SUBMARINE TIRU WAS REFLOATED ON MONDAY AFTER BEING STUCK ON A CORAL REEF OFF THE AUSTRALIAN COAST FOR TWO DAYS. THE AUSTRALIAN DESTROYER VENDETTA AND THE TUG CARLOCK FROM BRISBANE PULLED THE SUBMARINE OFF THE FREDERICK REEF WHICH IS 300 MILES FROM THE AUSTRALIAN COAST AND ABOUT 500 MILES NORTH-EAST OF BRISBANE.

    THE FIRST ATTEMPT WAS MADE WITH THE TUG PULLING THE SUBMARINE AND THE SUBMARINE'S OWN ENGINES ASSISTING. THIS FAILED AND THE DESTROYER WAS THEN CONNECTED BY ANOTHER CABLE TO THE TUG. WITH THE DESTROYER PULLING THE TUG AND THE TUG PULLING THE SUBMARINE THE TIRU EVENTUALLY CAME CLEAR. TO CONNECT THE CABLES BETWEEN THE THREE VESSELS CREW-MEN FROM THE DESTROYER USED SEA BOATS AND LIFE-RAFTS IN THE HEAVY SWELL BREAKING OVER THE REEF.

    AFTER IT HAD BEEN REFLOATED THE SUBMARINE SAILED TO BRISBANE UNDER ITS OWN POWER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3P4LP5BZR2FF5VWCSET5CA2AD
    Media URN:
    VLVA3P4LP5BZR2FF5VWCSET5CA2AD
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/11/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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