• Short Summary

    Sinking ship, the "Flying Enterprise", being towed - parents of the Captain arrive in London.

  • Description

    Atlantic Ocean

    Title "Stop Press" - "Capt. Carlsen on the Way"

    GV Sinking ship "Flying Enterprise", U.S. Destroyer "Willard Keith" and tug "Turmoil". Filmed from plane.

    SV American Destroyer moving alongside starboard of ship.

    GV Three ships.

    SV Destroyer and "Flying Enterprise."

    LV Tug "Turmoil". LV Destroyer laying along starboard bow of "Enterprise". Aircraft flying away from ships. "Turmoil" comes into picture.

    SCU Pathe cameraman William McConville shooting from window.

    SV Flying alongside destroyer and "Enterprise".

    LV "Turmoil". SV Flying away from ships, Enterprise and Destroyer.

    LV Mr. and Mrs. Carlsen arrive London's Heathrow Airport. At bottom of steps amidst reporters.

    CU Mr. Martin and Mrs. Karin Carlsen they walk away. CU Walking shot Mr. and Mrs. Carlsen.

    (Orig. Neg.) (Rota Lav (Mr. and Mrs. Carlsen)"I")
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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:47:13:00 / 01:48:46:00

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The drama began on 25 December 1951, when the "Flying Enterprise" suffered structural damage in a storm. She finally sank on 6 January 1952.

    "Captain Carlsen" is Kurt Carlsen.

    Also named during the clip is Kenneth Dancy, a sailor n the tug "Turmoil".

    The Turmoil was captained by Dan Parker.

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