• Short Summary

    Royal Navy Wreck Dispersal Flotilla explodes sunken tanker in Thames Estuary.

  • Description

    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.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1261.02
    Media URN:
    34147
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    27/09/1948
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:12:00 / 01:02:27:00
    Canister:
    NP 211

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    "sunken tanker "Arinia"" - the wreck is that of the MV Arinia, which had been sunk in December 1940.

  2. cmarchi128 says

    My grandfather Vincent Marchi was the 3rd Radio Officer about the ship. All the crew died but one. A few years after his death the family moved from Glasgow to the US.

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