• Short Summary

    Belgian passenger steamer Princess Astrid struck a mine and sank off the coast of Dover, with 435 passengers needing rescue and one passenger, U.

  • Description

    SLATE INFORMATION: Mine Sinks Cross-Channel Steamer

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    ASTRID Princess Hits mine 3 miles off Dunkirk in Channel. Seen in various stages of settling down. Pictures of tug taking off survivors taken with miniature camera. by General Hildring Seen next day on sandbank - her last signals flying. Next day divers go down to inspect damage

    CROSS CHANNEL STEAMER Belgian cross-channel steamer strikes mine(Princess Astrid) and flouders in channel.Shots of tug taking off survivors taken with miniature camera by General Hildring. Seen at various stages off her sinking. Seen later on sandbank with driver going down to inspect damage (three miles off Dunkri?

    DIVERS. Diver going below to inspect damage to Prinses Astrid, Belgian channel steamer sunk by mine in Channel

    MINES MINESWEEPING & MINE LAYING. Mine seen floating in water in Channel steamer sinks story (from library)

    TUGS Tug taking off survivors from Princess Astrid, Belgian channel steamer sunk by mine in Channel off Dunkirk

    Ships and Boats; Disasters and Accidents

    ferry, transport, ship, mine, military surplus, passenger, shipwreck, sink, sank, sunk, rescue, lifeboat, tugboat, Major-General John Henry Hilldring retired
    Background: Belgian passenger steamer Princess Astrid struck a mine and sank off the coast of Dover, with 435 passengers needing rescue and one passenger, U.S. General John Henry Hilldring (retired) taking photos of the dramatic event

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8EFJLLQQAKL9FHXG5YK4BVFA8
    Media URN:
    VLVA8EFJLLQQAKL9FHXG5YK4BVFA8
    Group:
    Reuters - Gaumont British Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/06/1949
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:21:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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