• Short Summary

    Film of the SS DeBardeleben before it sank in high seas.

  • Description

    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."

    At Sea.

    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.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:34:00 / 01:45:22:00

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  1. ovationlady says

    I If this was the ship that left Boston on or about Saturday, March 5, 1932, then I know one of the sailors on this ship. His name is Frank Evans (Francis Patrick Evans). He was approximately 26 years old and was a survivor. I have a copy of a letter that he wrote to his mother about his ordeal on board this ship and his eventual rescue by the freight ship Leganbank.

    If we are speaking about the same event, I would appreciate more information about this subject as it is my history. My name is Linda Evans Fasnacht and I am Frank Evans' granddaughter.

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