• Short Summary

    Great shots of a U-boat beached at Hastings after a gale.

  • Description

    Titles read: 'Hastings. Another U-boat driven ashore by gale - this Seaside Resort seems to have a fatal attraction for submarines!'

    East Sussex.

    Shot of the grounded German sub very near the beach; partly submerged in water; rocking in the waves of the storm. A few children; and women (small ones or else girls) arrive on the windy beach to gawk at the enemy sub. CU submarine rocking side to side - no sign of life.

    Note: Took place in April 1919. Sub was being towed to France at the time of the storm. Two members of the Hastings coastguard died from gas poisoning.

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    Film ID:
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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:22:00 / 01:21:13:00
    ON 133 F

Comments (2)

  1. jimbreeds says

    The fact that this film says "An0ther sub..." suggests to me that this is UB131 that washed up at Bulverhythe in January 1921, not April 1919 as said in the description. On the earlier date, U118 beached at Hastings, but this film's caption clearly knows this was "Another". U118 gets all the publicity usually, hence the assumption made in this description.

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  2. jimbreeds says

    I see that despite my post in 2017, this clip still carries the wrong legend.

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