• Short Summary

    Liner "Olympic" cuts right through the lightship "Nantucket" in a dense fog.

  • Description

    Full title reads: " "OLYMPIC" RAMS LIGHTSHIP - The 47,000-ton liner cuts right through the "Nantucket" in a dense fog."

    New York, United States of America (USA).

    Several shots of huge liner 'Olympic' at a dock in New York. Several shots of the members of the crew of destroyed lightship Nantucket, one of the men has bandaged head. Captain of the liner is standing with them. Men state that all happened so quickly and in the fog and they could not tell at this stage what went wrong. The Captain says that he and his crew did all they could to help the survivors. Injured man confirms it.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    787.19
    Media URN:
    9724
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    28/05/1934
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:24:00 / 01:26:32:00
    Canister:
    34/43

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The incident occurred on 15 May 1934.

    "one of the men has bandaged head" - that's the Captain of the Nantucket, George W Braithwaite.

    "The Captain of the liner" - his name is John Binks.

    "Men state that all happened so quickly" - the man saying that is the Nantucket's first mate Clifton E Mosher.

    Attached is a newspaper article of the era reporting the incident....

    http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=950&dat=19340517&id=Iu1PAAA
    AIBAJ&sjid=zVQDAAAAIBAJ&pg=380
    2,6151016

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