• Short Summary

    An accident on Loch Ness kills Cobb during attempt on Water Speed Record.

  • Description

    Loch Ness, Scotland. John Cobb died attempting World Water Speed Record.

    Title reads: "Gallant attempt on world water speed record ends in tragedy - filmed by Pathe cameraman Jock Gemmell."

    CU. John Cobb. SV. Cobb's boat 'Crusader' being pulled out of hangar for new engine to be fitted. SV. Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother alighting from car and being greeted by John Cobb. SV. New engine being lowered into boat. SV. Queen Mother and Cobb looking up at boat. SV. New engine in boat. SV. Queen Mother talking to Cobb. (2 shots). SV. Crusader being lowered into water. CU. John Cobb with officials. SV. Mrs. Cobb (right) with friend looking on. SV. Cobb climbing into boat. CU. Starter batteries. SV. Stern of boat. LV. Showing jet exhaust whipping up water. SV. Cobb seated in cockpit cleaning windscreen. GV. Loch Ness. SV. Cobb in boat moving out to start. SV. Towards boat moving out to start. SV. Timekeepers awaiting run. LV. Cobb about to start run. SV. Mrs. Cobb and others looking on. SV. Pan Cobb making test run at speed (left to right). SV. Timekeepers. SV. Pan Cobb making second run from right to left. CU. Mrs. Cobb looking worried. LS. Boat crashes. LS. Wreckage, bounce. SV. John Cobb seated in 'Crusader's' cockpit being towed to landing stage.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:11:00 / 01:48:50:00

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  1. Unknown user says

    The fatal crash occurred on 29 September 1952.

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