Newsreel: Mid-Atlantic Sea Rescue – 1953

Newsreel: Mid-Atlantic Sea Rescue - 1953
: Mid-Atlantic

Experience a rescue at sea in 1953 as the Liberian registered cargo ship Greenville sinks in the treacherous Atlantic Ocean under the assault of 80 MPH winds and 50 foot waves.

In harrowing footage captured by a guest on the luxury liner SS Ile de , the crew rescue 24 of the 26 sailors abandoning ship.

Before reality television, the desire for on-the-scene footage by amateurs was still highly valued.

 

 


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