Footage of people being rescued from the ship the 'City of Mandalay' sunk by a German 'U' boat.
Full titles read: "SOS FROM CITY OF MANDALAY - DRAMATIC PICTURES OF SINKING & RESCUES"
Various shots, blown up from 16 mm. amateur film, of the sinking of the British ship the 'City of Mandalay', shot from American liner 'Independence Hall'. Various shots of survivors from the 'City of Mandalay' floating in heavy seas and of lifeboats carrying survivors rolling in the swell.
Various shots of the survivors on board the Independence Hall including women, children and some injured men. M/S of British destroyer at sea hunting the U-boat.