By continuing to use this site without changing your cookie settings,
and for us to access our cookies on your device.
Title:HMS KING GEORGE V AT LIVERPOOL AFTER COLLISION WITH HMS PUNJABI [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 606
Other titles:THE ROYAL NAVY IN NORTHERN AND ATLANTIC WATERS [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: On 1 May, 1942, while part of the covering force between Iceland and Norway for the Russian convoy PQ.15, the destroyer HMS Punjabi was sunk at 1345 by colliding in a fog with HMS King George V. The explosion of Punjabi's depth charges damaged the battleship, which had to be relieved by Duke of York. King George V arrived at Liverpool on 9 May and was under repair until the end of June.
Description: Fragments of film joined by spacer. MS and MCU of HMS Glaisdale (L.44) at sea. MS as a Short Sunderland goes over - the aircraft has prominent ASV antennae. The Sunderland touches down. MCU of Glaisdale again. HMS King George V lies at anchor with a bad list to starboard. Cameracraft circles around the bows and stern to emphasise the degree of list. A second King George V Class battleship is visible in the background.
Production Details: Admiralty (Production sponsor)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Royal Navy, GLAISDALE (HMS), destroyer (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, Punjabi (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, King George V (regiment/service)
Keywords: ships, British naval - battleship: King George V & [damaged] (object name)
ships, British naval - destroyer: Glaisdale (L.44) (object name)
aircraft, British - seaplane: Short Sunderland (object name)
Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK (geography)