Film of the SS DeBardeleben before it sank in high seas.
Full title reads: "Epic of the sea. Captain and crew stick to their rudderless & helpless ship, SS De Bardeleben, up till last minute before it foundered, after 3 days fight against mountainous seas."
Various shots of the foundering ship SS DeBardeleben in rough seas. Some shots of the boat on which the camera is based as it rides the rough waves. The voiceover is that of one of the men trying to reach the wrecked ship to attempt a rescue.