• Short Summary

    A cargo ship "Liberty" blazes off Cornwall and the U.S. tanker "Pendleton" splits in half.

  • Description

    S.S. LIBERTY ON FIRE

    Pendeen, Nr. Lands End.

    Liberian cargo ship "Liberty" on fire in the sea off Cornwall SV. S.S. Liberty on fire (for super title) MV. Bridge housing on fire. MV. Bridge housing on fire. SV. Smoke issuing from hold pan to bridge housing. GV. Ship on fire. SV. Firemen handing pump down cliff. SV. Firemen looking on MV. Pan, pump being pulled across on line. LV. Pump approaching ship. SV. Firemen looking on. SV. Dock housing on fire. Nearer shot Deck housing on fire. CU. Angle shot. Hull and funnel CU. Broken propellor. GV. Elevated, Liberty on fire. (Mute. Lav.) (Orig. 'I')

    U.S. TANKER SPLITS IN HALF

    Atlantic.

    Off Cape Cod in the Atlantic the U.S. tanker "Pendleton" brakes in half in the furious storm. Thirty two men were rescued, one was drowned, none stayed onboard. GV. Stern section of tanker 'Pendleton' listing in mid ocean & SV. SV. Flying alongside port side of tanker. SV. Bows of tanker 15 miles away - half submerged. SV. Bows of tanker. SV. Bows of tanker.

    (Orig. F.G.) (Orig. 'K')

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    17.08
    Media URN:
    27098
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    25/02/1952
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:41:00 / 01:08:58:00
    Canister:
    52/17

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