German tanker Essberger Chemist being hit by torpedoes and sinks in the Atlantic Ocean.
Atlantic Ocean Date:1967, July 4 Duration:51 sec Sound:Yes
Aerial view of the abandoned German tanker ship,Essberger Chemist, listing in the Atlantic off the Azores, presenting a danger to Atlantic shipping. The British Frigate, HMS Salisbury (F32), in the vicinity of the stricken tanker. The owners ask the British Navy to sink the ship. British nuclear submarine, HMS Dreadnaught, seen on the surface, after rushing to the scene, from Gibralter. She fires torpedoes that strike the Essberger Chemist. View of the derelict ship,listing to starboard and taking on water. Then the cargo of explosive chemicals ignites and smoke rises from the ship as explosions occur. Heavy black smoke billows from the stricken ship as it succumbs to the torpedoes and gunfire from the British frigate, HMS Salisbury. The Essberger Chemist slips below the water and sinks.
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