Royal Navy Wreck Dispersal Flotilla explodes sunken tanker in Thames Estuary.
Royal Navy Wreck Dispersal Flotilla. Various shots of men preparing explosives on deck of ship. Various shots of depths charges being lowered from ship into motor launch. An officer signals orders. L/S of sunken tanker "Arinia", only the tops of her masts are above the water surface. M/S of launch heading towards wreck. C/U of sailor unwinding rope from winch. The charges are lowered into water. C/U of man plunging detonator. Various shots of explosions at sea.
Note: newspaper article about this subject on file.