• Short Summary

    A HELICOPTER ON APRIL 15 DROPPED A WREATH ON THE SPOT WHERE THE UNITED STATES NUCLEAR SUBMARINE THRESHER SANK WITH 129 MEN ABOARD.

  • Description

    1.
    HELICOPTER LANDS.
    0.04

    2.
    WREATH TAKEN OUT.
    0.06

    3.
    WREATH PUT ON PLANE.
    0.09

    4.
    PLANE IN AIR.
    0.12

    5.
    GROUP IN PLANE.
    0.17

    6.
    CU WREATH.
    0.22

    7.
    AIR SHOT OF SEA.
    0.27

    8.
    PREPARING TO DROP WREATH.
    0.30

    9.
    AIR SHOT OF SEA
    0.33

    10.
    WREATH IS DROPPED.
    0.38

    11.
    AIR SHOT..NAVY BOAT.
    0.43

    12.
    MEN LOOK OUT OF PLANE.
    0.48

    13.
    AIR SHOT OF SUBMARINE.
    0.52

    14.
    AIR SHOT OF DESTROYER.
    0.56



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    Background: A HELICOPTER ON APRIL 15 DROPPED A WREATH ON THE SPOT WHERE THE UNITED STATES NUCLEAR SUBMARINE THRESHER SANK WITH 129 MEN ABOARD.THE THREE-FOOT WREATH OF CHRYSANTHEMUMS IN THE FORM OF THRESHER WAS DROPPED OUT OF THE HELICOPTER BY COMMANDER DEANE AXENE, THRESHER'S EX-COMMANDER.SHE WAS LOST ON APRIL 10 DURING A TEST DIVE IN THE ATLANTIC OCEAN, 220 MILES EAST OF BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, IN 8,400 FEET OF WATER.

    EARLIER ON APRIL 15, THE WREATH HAS BEEN BLESSED AT A MEMORIAL SERVICE AT THE PORTSMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NAVAL SHIPYARD, WHERE THRESHER WAS BUILT.IT WAS THEN TAKEN TO A HELICOPTER AT THE NEARBY PEASE AIR FORCE BASE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAR4RB8SF7X8GSTB6D1PQPPTK5
    Media URN:
    VLVAR4RB8SF7X8GSTB6D1PQPPTK5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/04/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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