The freighter, SS Flying Enterprise, damaged by storms and foundering in the Atlantic ocean.
Atlantic Ocean Date:1952, January 10 Duration:1 min 56 sec Sound:Yes
The freighter, Flying Enterprise, is seen listing some 80 degrees to port in the windswept approaches to the British Isles. After suffering damage from a storm on December 28th, she had been taken under tow toward England,by a succession of ocean-going tugs over a period of 15 days. Her present position is only about 30 miles from the coast of England, but her tow line has parted and she is foundering. Closeups of "Flying Enterprise" and "Isbrandtsen" painted on her hull. (Narrator states that the Captain, Henrik Kurt Carlsen,is still aboard.) Aerial view of several other ships around the stricken vessel. Officers and crew of the destroyer, USS Willard Keith (DD-775), are seen firing a line to the Flying Enterprise. Heavy seas are flowing over the foredeck of the destroyer. Another view of the listing ship. (During these scenes, Captain Carlsen is heard on the radio, in the background, describing the circumstances leading to their present trouble.) More views of the Flying Enterprise, helpless and battered by wind and seas, before eventually sinking (not seen). (Narrator states that Captain Carlson was rescued.)
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