USS Cod fires machine guns, deck gun, and torpedoes, to scuttle Dutch submarine, O-19, after rescuing her crew in World War II
Spratly Islands Date:1945, July 8 Duration:4 min 7 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Crew members of the USS Cod (SS-224) fire 50 caliber machine guns at the derelict Dutch submarine, O-19, during actions to scuttle her after the crew was rescued by the USS Cod, during last month of World War 2. (The O-19 went aground on Ladd Reef, Spratly Islands and could not be freed.) Gunners man the Cod's deck gun and fire rounds at the O-19. Officer silhouetted by sunset on deck of the Cod as he uses sextant to make navigational observations. View from Cod's deck gun of the Dutch submarine in the distance. A huge explosion seen as torpedo from the USS Cod strikes the reef and the O-19. Another large explosion raising much smoke, from a second torpedo. Smoke rising from a scuttling charge explosion aboard the O-19, as the USS Cod moves away. Several more explosions aboard the O-19. Turning wake of the USS Cod as she gets underway. Views from side and bow as the USS Cod is underway.
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