• Short Summary

    Rescue attempt by lifeboats and the Royal Navy to save the crew of a sunken submarine off North Wales.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "BRITISH SUBMARINE DISASTER OFF NORTH WALES"

    L/S's of the submarine the HMS 'Thetis' being launched the previous year. The commentator says that after under going final trials she sunk. L/S's of several warships and vessels circling the spot where she sunk. Good M/S of a lifeboat and crew arriving on the scene.

    L/S's and M/S's of members of the crews family waiting for news on the shore. Aerial shots of the disaster scene, part of the submarine can clearly be seen sticking out of the water. Several more shots of the rescue boats. M/S of a man demonstrating the 'Davis Apparatus' (it's like a lifejacket fitted with oxygen tube and goggles. M/S's of survivor Frank Shaw being driven away in a car. Various shots of rescue attempt. The commentator says that of the ninety members of the crew only four survived.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1011.54
    Media URN:
    14394
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    05/06/1939
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:54:18:00 / 01:56:40:00
    Canister:
    39/45

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