German minesweepers operating in the North Sea during World War II
North Sea Date:1940 Duration:1 min 44 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Sailors on deck of a German "Raumboot" (AKA R-boat) minesweeper heading out on a mission with other minesweepers, during World War 2. . View of the wheel house with engine control being set to moderate forward speed and crew in engine room responding, one at throttle control and two monitoring valve lifters on the engine. On deck crew members heave mine sweeping gear overboard, aft, as another crewman at a winch, controls cable attached to the sweeping gear. views of cable playing out from the boat. view of other R-boats including aerial view of several sweeping in parallel formation. A Fieseler Fi 156 Storch (Stork) airplane, equipped with wheel pants, flies overhead. Views of the R-boats running in formation. Nazi naval ensign waving in breeze on foredeck of one boat. Action shots of R-boats running at high speed, generating bow waves and churning wakes.
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