U.S. Coast Guard Cutter, Campbell, makes temporary repairs, at sea, after collision with German submarine U-606 in World War II
United States USA Date:1943, February 25 Duration:4 min 50 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Canadian corvette HMCS Dauphin (K 157) seen from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter George W Campbell, as the Campbell makes temporary repairs at sea, following collision with German submarine U-606, during World War 2. Crew of the Campbell lowering heavy canvas over the side to staunch flow of water into her engine room from the collision. Crew members look over her side as others place the canvas into position. Coastguardsmen swarm over the canvas as they nail it fast to the deck. Crew members run lines up over the ship's side to secure the repair tight against the hull. Crew tilt a fabricated cofferdam and lower it overboard, where it is then seen floating next to the ship. Two crewmen in rubber gear stand on the raft and use poles to stuff material into the gashed hull. Ship's crew runs to starboard to tilt the port hull up for repair crew.Then they run to the port side. Officers make final check on a diver in rubber suit, who then descends side of the ship on a rope ladder. Another diver, sans suit, descends the ladder. Divers back on deck after completing work. Officer on the Campbell hailing a merchantman on a megaphone as she comes abeam, underway. The HMCS Dauphin providing protection for the Campbell. Crew of Campbell securing the cofferdam in place. All hands pulling on lines with block and tackle to tighten the repairs in place.
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