Film: 8417

War + Military | 1910 | Silent | B/W

Synopsis:

Allied Ships being destroyed during The First World War 1910's the sea battles World war One

First title board ‘The S.S. Maplewood, 3,233 tons, with a cargo of 5,175 tons of iron ore, due from Tunis to England. Second title board ‘The Captain and crew put a splendid fight, and the ship was only abandoned after fours hours action’.
Third title board ‘Destroying the S.S. Maplewood by means of a torpedo, which strikes the ship abaft the funnel’.
The S.S. Maplewood viewed from the bow of another ship.
Title board ‘The last of the S.S. Maplewood. She sinks in one and a half minutes’.
The S.S. Maplewood viewed from the stern of another ship as she sinks into the sea.
Title board ‘Cleaning guns in fair weather’.
Five sailors clean a midrange rotating gun which is on the stern of the ship, two sailors on the crows nest watching and looking out to sea, one has binoculars.
Title board ‘Not a lover of cold water’.
As the sailors continue to clean the gun waves washes over the side of the ship and one of the sailors keeps jumping over the water.
In the crows nest there are four sailors present, three look out to sea with binoculars, a dark flag with a white cross on flutters in the wind.
Title board ‘The S.S. India, 2,933 tones, with a cargo of 3,833 tons of coal from Cardiff to Oran. On the ship’s sides is painted the Royal…”.
Title board ‘ …Coat-of-Arms of Greece. The destruction party goes on board and places explosive bombs in the ships holds’.
Several men climb up the side of the ship using ropes, one man waits by the side in a small dingy.
The bow of the S.S. India as she lists to the left slightly.
Title board ‘The S.S. India sinking’.
The S.S. Indian lists as she sinks and starts to fill with water.
Amidships she fills with water and slowly sinks.
S.S. Indian submerged in water with just her funnel and a small of amount of amidships visible.
The funnel listing as she fills with water and sinks, the final moments bring a bellow of smoke as she slips into the calm sea.
Title board ‘The lookout sights a cloud of smoke on the horizon. Is it a British cruiser or a merchant ship?’
Five sailors in a crow’s nest look out to see in various directions.
Title board ‘This proves to be the Italian steamer Stromboli, of 5,466 tons with a cargo of barded wire, iron steel and angle oars, bound from Baltimore, Genoa’.
03.01.10
Title board ‘Part Two’.
Title board ‘The S.S. Nentmoor, with ?(not visible),658 tons of wheat, bound from America to Genoa, is sunk after a splendid fight’.
The bow of a ship as she lists violently left and right.
The ship view from the side as she continues to list violently from left to right.
The bow of the ship now moves up and down, as well as left and right.
Two sailors managing gun controls as the water washes over and around them.
Title board ‘The sinking of the S.S. Nentmoor’.
The ships stern completely underwater, as her funnel and bow list upwards towards the sky, she sinks into the sea.
Title board ‘On February 1st, 1917. The Kaiser gave instructions to begin unrestricted U boat warfare’.
Title board ‘The German and Austrian naval base at Trieste’.
Title board ‘Lieutenant-Commander Arnauld-de-La-Periere arrives in board the U.35 and gives instructions to cast off’.
A group of sailors, in various types of uniform, board the ship, while some prepare her for disembarkation.
Officers, sailors and soldiers wave as the ship moves out of the port.
Title board ‘Half-speed ahead. Passing the Austrian Fleet lying at anchor’.
Passing at least seven large warships and several smaller ones, while mountains loom in the background.
The bow of the ship and two crewmen, seen in silhouette as she moves west towards the sunset.
Title board ‘The Admiralty steamer S.S. Parkgate, 3,232 tons, returning empty from Malta to Gibraltar. She was….’.
Title board ‘…badly hit on the water-line after a running fight lasting six hours’.
05.05.04
The S.S. Parkgate viewed from another ship.
Title board ‘The German Commander signals the boats to come alongside’.
A small boat, with approx. 15 men in, some wearing life jackets, comes along side the large ship and the men in the small boat talk and point to those in the larger ship.
Title board ‘The ship’s papers are demanded after a lengthy argument. The surrender of the captain of the Parkgate is enforced’.
The men on the small boat, bobbing on the sea, watch the sailors on the large ship.
Title board ‘The captain arrives on board the U.35. and is cross questioned by Lieut.- Commander Periere’.
Two small boats in front of the U.35. each with several men in, look towards the U.35. for instructions.
Sailors in the crow’s nest keep a look out.
A man in a flat cap, which he bangs against the side of the U.35. arrives on deck and goes up to the crow’s nest, there are several other sailors milling about and getting on with their work.
Title board ‘The destruction party leaves in a small boat and opens all the safety-values. They also place explosive bombs in the hold with time fuses’.
A small rowing boat with four crewmembers rows across towards the S.S. Parkgate.
Title board ‘The shot which disabled the S.S. Parkgate. Her steering gear was completely shot away. The shot hole can be distinctly seen on the water line on the stern’.
A very quick view of the damage on the S.S. Parkgate.
Title board ‘The S.S. Parkgate commencing to sink. The captain gives instructions to fire at the ship to hasten her sinking’.
One mid range guns aboard the ship fires.
S.S. Parkgate lists badly and sinks slowly.
Title board ‘The 3-inch guns of the S.S. Parkgate, which she carried on the poop deck.’
The guns as the ships lists upon the sea.
Title board ‘The S.S. Parkgate’s boilers explode while she is sinking. This picture is the most remarkable one ever taken of a ship sinking’.
The S.S. Parkgate half submerged in water, experiences a small explosions that causes smoke and water to rise by her side.
(Blank film)

08.00.04
Memorial service to USS Thresher (SSN-593) and all her crew who were lost in April, 1963
A group of people sit outside a large building in front of sailors and officers in full uniform on a decorated stage that has microphones and a lectern on it, more officers and guest arrive and make their way to their seats.
An officer escorts several women to a seating area; one woman uses a hanky suggesting she may be upset.
A group of people stand behind a small roped off area; in this group are children, women and men in civilian clothes and men in naval and officer uniform.
A child, a man in civilian clothes and a man in a naval officers uniform escort a middle-aged woman dressed in black.
A woman hides her face in her handkerchief hands as another women comforts her, a child sits by.
The back of two sailors uniforms as they stand to attention while someone in the distance addresses the crowd.

The side of a ship (or made to look like the side of the ship) adorned with flowers and sailors stood to attention, one sailor holds an American flag, the rest have rifles, one of the officers is saluting.
A small group of civilians looking at a piece of paper, probably a programme of service.
A nautical shaped flower wreath, with the number 593 on it, moves slowly out towards the whole crowd who seem to be praying, while the officers salute the wreath.


09.15.05 (some of the below scenes are longer versions of above scenes with titles boards, these have no title boards)
The bow of the ship and two crewmen, seen in silhouette as she moves west towards the sunset.
The S.S. Parkgate viewed from another ship.
A small boat, with approx. 14 men in, some wearing life jackets, comes along side the large ship and the men in the small boat talk and point to those in the larger ship.
Sailors in the crow’s nest talk.
A man is helped out of one of the small boats, as there are now 2, and across the sea to the large ship, someone throws his hat over to him.
A small rowing boat with four crewmembers.
A large damaged ship with smoke coming from it side.
A mid-range ship gun operated by two men, fires.
Water sprays up as shots from a gun land in front of a listing ship.
The gun operator sets the gun ready for another shot.
Water sprays up as a shot from a gun lands closer in front of a listing ship.
A bigger water explosion lands closer to the listing ship.
The gun operator fires again.
The ship is hot in the middle. The ship becomes further submerged in the water. The ships bow sticks out of the water and the rest sinks into the water. The ships bow lifts up in the water as in finally submerges. The ship submerges quickly into the sea as smoke billows out of her.
A ship viewed from the bow of another ship gets fired upon. The ship sinks into the sea, with smoke coming from her funnel.
Sailors move around a rotating gun while water swishes about their feet.
A shot is fire at another ship and lands close by, water sprays everywhere.
The ship is half submerged in water. 5 men look about at various directions from a crows nest, which has a German flag on it.
A ships stern sticking out of the sea sinks very quickly.
A very large war ship, with large guns on her, lists and sinks, crew members jump into the sea and run across her hull and it turns over in the water, men jump and scramble off her. Men in a small wooden boat pull men from the sea. A very large war ship, with large guns on her, lists and sinks, crew members jump into the sea and run across her hull and it turns over in the water, men jump and scramble off her, there are many men in the sea. Men in a small wooden boat pull men from the sea. Man from a large ship watch the men in the sea.


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