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Other titles:COLLECTION OF SALVAGE FILMS AND PROJECTION PRINTS [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: An account of the salvaging by the Admiralty Salvage Team of the dredger Foremost Guide at Rosyth, Scotland.
Description: An introduction to the difficulties of righting a bucket dredger are discussed, complete with diagrams. Before salvage, parts of the buckets and bucket lever are removed, and the quay is cleared Sheet piles are put in the ground to accommodate the winches. The diesel winches are installed, and prefabricated tripods are secured by divers to the side of Foremost Guide. Wire rope and steel purchases are set up on land, as the salvage craft LC10, LC11 and FC18 move in. Testing is carried out on 26 August. She is raised to 25 degrees before becoming stuck; three of the purchases are then attached to the top of the superstructure, mud is pumped out and leaks made good. She is finally righted, brought afloat and is taken on her final journey to scrap accompanied by LC10 and LC11 and two tugs.
Production Country: GB
Production Details: Admiralty (Production sponsor)
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Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Sound
Soundtrack language: English
Title language: English
Technical Details: Format: 16mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 950 ft (ca); Running time: 20 mins
Notes: Summary: Foremost Guide was a bucket dredger. In 1939, during dredging operations off Rosyth, Foremost guide picked up a stray anchor in one of her buckets, the flukes of which penetrated the bottom plating on the port side of the well. She flooded rapidly and finished up capsized at the bottom of the Firth of Forth with most of her superstructure buried in the mud. After salvage she was taken to James White's Yard at St David for scrap.