U.S. Landing Ship Tank (USS LST-349) founders on Isle of Ponza, Italy
Ponza Italy Date:1944, February 26 Duration:2 min 18 sec Sound:NO SOUND
USS LST 349 (Landing Ship, Tank) founders on rocks at Isle of Ponza, Italy. Many U.S. sailors on solid ground attempt to hold the vessel steady with lines, to enable rescue of persons on board. But the heavy surf and waves make rescue difficult. Among those aboard are German prisoners of war who are helped from the LST to the rocks on shore. Men in lift raft, are in danger of being crushed between the ship's hull and the rocks. Men seen on low rocks, and one is swept back into the sea by a wave. In final scenes, only the top mast of the sunken ship is visible above the water.
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