Remains of the USS Gamble (DM-15) being towed out to sea for scuttling, near end of World War II
Guam Date:1945, July 16 Duration:2 min 28 sec Sound:NO SOUND
The USS Gamble, destroyer/mine layer, DD-123, DM-15 being prepared for scuttling off of Guam, in final days of World War 2. Her severely damaged hulk is seen tied up to a pier. An inspection party examines her. View from camera on the Gamble as she is towed out of Apra Harbor, Guam. View of tugboat ahead, pulling her. View from another boat, of the Gamble with a tug at her port side. Six men are seen riding on her superstructure. Camouflage paint and numerals "15" are still visible on her hull. The tug at her side pulls away. Continued views from nearby boat as the Gamble is towed seaward for scuttling.
(Note:The USS Gamble was struck by two Japanese bombs off Iwo Jima on 18 February, 1945. After finally being assessed as damaged beyond repair, she was decommissioned, on June 1, 1945, and scuttled on July 16, 1945.)
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