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Other titles:OPERATION NEPTUNE [Allocated Series Title]
Description: MS off the starboard beam of a trawler underway in heavy sea - it is rolling heavily, water pouring from the scuppers. LS aft to the trawler down the starboard side of the cameraship (S Class destroyer, probably HMS Scorpion). MS close on the port quarter of HMS Fury (H.76). CU of a lookout holding binoculars. MS of Fury, almost stern on and rolling heavily - some waste is thrown overboard from near the break in her focsle. HA.MCU as men board cameraship's whaler swung out on davits - the boat is lowered with a medic onboard. Coxswain positions a steering oar and bears off - with some difficulty. MLS as the boat crosses to Fury, riding at starboard anchor. CU of the whaler returned alongside - she boats oars and is recovered.
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 336 ft; Running time: 4 mins
Notes: Summary: the heavy weather suggests that this sequence was shot just prior to the great storm of 19 June. HMS Fury was driven ashore on 21 June, and was written off as a total constructive loss.