View from deck of submarine, USS Cod (SS-224) on her last patrol near the end of World War 2, as she approaches to assist the Dutch submarine O-19, grounded on Ladd Reef, Spratly Islands, in the South China Sea. The O-19 signals with aldis lamp. Small waves can be seen breaking around her on the reef. Crew of the Cod prepare to rescue crew of the O-19. They inflate yellow life rafts. View of the Dutch submarine The USS Cod approaches close in dark blue water. Crew of the Dutch boat seen on her deck in life vests. View of the Dutch boat from starboard, abeam, her bow lifted up on the shoal. Sailors setting explosive charges aboard the O-19, signal to the USS Cod, as she moves away. O-19 crew members seen along with U.S. sailors aboard the USS Cod. Scuttling charges explode on the O-19. Crew member aboard the Cod photographs the event with a small motion picture camera. Crew members perched on the conning tower of the Cod to watch the event. Crew on starboard deck of the Cod. The hulk of O-19 remains on the reef. A U.S. Navy PB4Y-2 Privateer patrol aircraft flies overhead.
Crew members on foredeck of the submarine,USS Cod (SS-224) as she approaches the Dutch submarine, O-19, aground on Ladd Reef, Spratly Islands, South China Sea, a month before the end of World War 2. Crew of the O-19 walk along her partially submerged deck toward the Cod. O-19 crew members along with U.S. Sailors on deck of the Cod. The O-19 empty of crew. Yellow inflated life rafts on deck of the Cod. All hands pulling on a line, aboard the Cod. View from Cod's deck with O-19 crew on board and the Dutch submarine far away in the distance.
A U.S. Navy PB4Y-2 Privateer aircraft flies low over the submarine, USS Cod (SS-224) as 3 of her crew members paddle a yellow inflated rubber raft to the Dutch submarine, O-19, aground on Ladd Reef, in the Spratly islands, South China Sea, during last month of World War 2. Crew members of the O-19 are seen on her deck. Rescued Dutch sailors seen aboard the USS Cod. Light signals being sent from the O-19, but no crew visible on her deck.
Some of the Officers and men of the Dutch submarine, O-19, are brought to the U.S. submarine, USS Cod (SS-224) aboard yellow inflatable life rafts, after their boat ran aground on Ladd Reef, Spratly Islands, South China Sea, in final days of World War 2. They are helped from the life rafts by U.S. sailors. Dutch crewmen smile as they walk along the deck of USS Cod. More crew from the O-19, close by the Cod, step into life rafts. Crew of the Cod pull a raft in close with lines as the Dutch crew members throw personal belongings to deck of the Cod, and climb aboard. Officers and men of the O-19 standing on deck of the USS Cod.
Wind-driven surf engulfs the Dutch submarine, O-19, aground on Ladd Reef, Spratly Island, as viewed from the U.S. submarine, USS Cod (SS-224) during rescue operations in World War 2. Dutch sailors paddle yellow rubber life rafts filled with crew members from the O-19, on their way to the USS Cod. They climb aboard the Cod with help from U.S. sailors. Two officers confer. A Dutch sailor poses on deck with a doll rescued from the O-19. Some crew still aboard the Dutch submarine appear to be moving cargo on her deck with help of small improvised derrick.
Crew members of the USS Cod (SS-224) fire 50 caliber machine guns at the derelict Dutch submarine, O-19, during actions to scuttle her after the crew was rescued by the USS Cod, during last month of World War 2. (The O-19 went aground on Ladd Reef, Spratly Islands and could not be freed.) Gunners man the Cod's deck gun and fire rounds at the O-19. Officer silhouetted by sunset on deck of the Cod as he uses sextant to make navigational observations. View from Cod's deck gun of the Dutch submarine in the distance. A huge explosion seen as torpedo from the USS Cod strikes the reef and the O-19. Another large explosion raising much smoke, from a second torpedo. Smoke rising from a scuttling charge explosion aboard the O-19, as the USS Cod moves away. Several more explosions aboard the O-19. Turning wake of the USS Cod as she gets underway. Views from side and bow as the USS Cod is underway.