• Short Summary

    The crew of the sinking British trawler 'Pegaway' are rescued by the German liner 'Wilhelm Gustloff'.

  • Description

    Titles read: "NORTH SEA DRAMAS - Thrilling rescues".

    North Sea.

    Various shots of the German liner ship 'Wilhelm Gustloff' at sea, on her way to Britain to pick up German voters in the Austrian Plebiscite. Her crew receive an SOS call from the British trawler 'Pegaway', which is sinking in very rough waters.

    A lifeboat is sent out from the German ship to pick up the British crew. The men of the Pegaway come aboard the Wilhelm Gustloff; passengers already on board wave to them. The liner carries on to Britain.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:16:00 / 01:37:12:00

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    It was a very hard storm ,about Beaufort 8.
    About 0400 in the morning on april 4. the" Pegawah" called SOS about 26 sm west of the dutch island Terschelling.
    KdF ship "Wilhelm Gustloff" under Cap.Lübbe saved the crew of 19 in a dangerous action with a motorboat under command of his second officer and 9 crewmen.
    The high sea tug "Holland" from Terschelling station( dutch island) and the high sea tug "Albatross" from Borkum station(german island) were not able to help because Pegawah had gone already to the ground.
    Holland was built in 1815 on the Smith`s dock in Middlesborough for the Royal Navy as a U-boot fighter, especially for ramming.
    ,named Beluga.1946 broken up in Hendrik Ido Ambacht (NL)
    See : Untergang vor Borkum ISBN978-386927-401-0
    H. Zuehlke,Curator ,Heimatmuseum Borkum,Germany

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