Attempts to salvage German battleship, the Hindenburg, are prevented by bad weather.
Full title reads: "Defeat - in the moment of Victory. A big list and sudden spell of bad weather, prevents the salving of the Hindenburg, when success was almost assured".
Scapa Flow, Orkney Islands, Scotland.
Various L/Ss of two salvage barges on either side of German battleship. The battleship is half-emerged from water, floating at an odd angle. Various M/Ss of the battleship - it is covered in seaweed.
Intertitle: "Back again to her Ocean bed - till next Spring!"
Panning shot of the battleship as it slowly sinks back into the sea.