• Short Summary

    THE WEST GERMAN DESTROYER BAYERN LAST NIGHT (FRIDAY) SAILED INTO WILHELMSHAVEN WITH SIX OF THE SEVEN BODIES TAKEN FROM THE NORTH SEA AFTER THE SINKING OF THE SUBMARINE HAI.

  • Description


    BODIES BEGIN TAKEN FROM THE BAYERN AND INTO AMBULANCES.




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    Background: THE WEST GERMAN DESTROYER BAYERN LAST NIGHT (FRIDAY) SAILED INTO WILHELMSHAVEN WITH SIX OF THE SEVEN BODIES TAKEN FROM THE NORTH SEA AFTER THE SINKING OF THE SUBMARINE HAI.

    THE WEST GERMAN NAVY HAS STATED THAT THE BAYERN WAS SENT TO THE AREA LITTLE MORE THAN HOURS AFTER RADIO CONTACT WITH THE SUBMARINE WAS LOST, AND HAS DENIED CHARGES THAT VITAL TIME WAS WASTED IN THE SEARCH.

    THE HAI SANK ON WEDNESDAY IN ABOUT 200 FEET (60 METRES) ON THE DOGGER BANK IN THE NORTH SEA. ONE SURVIVOR WAS PICKED UP BY A BRITISH TRAWLER THIRTEEN HOURS LATER. THE SURVIVOR, 23 YEAR-OLD PETTY OFFICER PIETER SILBERNAGEL SAID SEVEN OR EIGHT OF THE 20-MAN CREW HAD SCRAMBLED OUT OF THE SUBMARINE AS IT SANK.

    THE WEST GERMAN NAVAL COMMANDER, VICE ADMIRAL GERLACH, HAS DENIED CHARGES THAT THE SEARCH WAS NOT STARTED UNTIL AFTER PETTY OFFICER SILBERNAGEL WAS FOUND.

    HE SAID OTHER SHIPS ACCOMPANYING THE HAI HAD BEGUN THE SEARCH IMMEDIATELY AFTER RADIO CONTACT WAS LOST. NAVY HEADQUARTERS HAD BEEN NOTIFIED HAND THE BAYERN AND TWO RESCUE PLANES HAD BEEN SENT TO THE SCENE.

    LITTLE HOPE IS NOW HELD THAT OTHER MEMBERS OF THE CREW MAY HAVE REMAINED ALIVE IN AN AIR POCKET IN THE SUBMARINE. DIVERS WERE TRYING TO REACH THE WRECK TODAY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABCORVC23RQ2BL54FU5NIM0VB7
    Media URN:
    VLVABCORVC23RQ2BL54FU5NIM0VB7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/09/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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