• Short Summary

    Good shots of the damage to a burnt out liner as it lies half submerged in dock.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Norfolk, VA. Million-Pound Ship Ablaze! - 11,000 ton liner 'Segovia' - pride of the America mercantile fleet - destroyed on eve of making maiden voyage."

    Norfolk, Virginia, United States of America.

    L/S of liner half submerged in water in dock. Large crane in the background - The voice over says that the ship capsized due to water being pumped into the hold to put out a fire.

    Closer shot of the hull on its side. A group of men stand on top of the vessel.

    Different angle shows the half submerged ship with pieces of wood floating in the water. The ship was one of those built under the Jones-White Act to build up the American merchant marine.

    Shot from off the dock showing damage to the ship and lots of hoses that were used by the firemen. Men moving hoses.

    High angle shot of the side of the ship. Men move around moving hoses. Top shot of the ship. Steam rises as men move around on the ship. Different angle showing the ship, a propellor is visible, rising from the water.

    There appears to have been a shorter, silent version of this item in Gazette 1882. This is currently missing.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:42:00 / 01:02:33:00

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment