• Short Summary

    Fire destroys American liner "Morro Castle" eight miles off the US coast.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "THE TRAGIC DISASTER - which befell the American liner "Morro Castle"."

    United States of America.

    Various air shots of a huge liner laying 8 miles off American coast surrounded by several small boats. Liner is still smoking - there was a tragic fire and no one yet knows how many of 576 people onboard are still there. Some people are seen in water.

    Several shots of the crowds at the beach looking on towards the water. People are seen swimming - taking the survivor out from the water. People carrying survivors on stretcher and into ambulance.

    Survivors walking down gangplank of the British liner Monarch of Bermuda which picked up 71 of the people.

    A woman being interviewed. She says she jumped off the deck and was puled up by the crew of the Monarch of Bermuda. Captain Jeffries of the Monarch of Bermuda talking about the rescue.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    789.31
    Media URN:
    8851
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    17/09/1934
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:57:00 / 01:52:57:00
    Canister:
    34/75

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