U.S. submarine, USS Cod (SS-224) rescues crew of Dutch submarine, O-19, aground on Ladd Reef, Spratly Islands, in World War II
Spratly Islands Date:1945, July 8 Duration:5 min 4 sec Sound:NO SOUND
View from deck of submarine, USS Cod (SS-224) on her last patrol near the end of World War 2, as she approaches to assist the Dutch submarine O-19, grounded on Ladd Reef, Spratly Islands, in the South China Sea. The O-19 signals with aldis lamp. Small waves can be seen breaking around her on the reef. Crew of the Cod prepare to rescue crew of the O-19. They inflate yellow life rafts. View of the Dutch submarine The USS Cod approaches close in dark blue water. Crew of the Dutch boat seen on her deck in life vests. View of the Dutch boat from starboard, abeam, her bow lifted up on the shoal. Sailors setting explosive charges aboard the O-19, signal to the USS Cod, as she moves away. O-19 crew members seen along with U.S. sailors aboard the USS Cod. Scuttling charges explode on the O-19. Crew member aboard the Cod photographs the event with a small motion picture camera. Crew members perched on the conning tower of the Cod to watch the event. Crew on starboard deck of the Cod. The hulk of O-19 remains on the reef. A U.S. Navy PB4Y-2 Privateer patrol aircraft flies overhead.
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