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Summary: Unedited staged sequences of submarine rescue.
Description: I. MLS and LA.MS of submarine escape tower at HMS Dolphin.
II. MS off the port bow of HMS Contest, and CUs as the ship's motor boat and whaler pick up submarine survivors (wearing submarine escape immersion suits). Contest has rigged scramble netting, and crewmen line the rail, helping survivors to climb onboard and de-suit. On deck, the rescued men are given tea.
III. Various shots of submarine indicator buoy watching, and marker light flashing at night. MS of smoke candle floating in the sea (air released by some underwater disturbance bubbles up nearby), and burning with a dense white smoke.
IV. Reconstruction of the interior of submarine Artemis. Ratings wearing immersion suits are briefed before making their escape. In after section, crewmen wait, waist deep in water, wearing immersion suits, goggles and nose-clips - they hyper-ventilate from the submarine's oxygen supply. One at a time they dip under the twill trunk. Cut to an underwater reconstruction of the submarine's escape hatch and casing - a hand appears from inside to give a thumbs up for the shot, and then three pairs of survivors emerge successively to make the ascent - the first pair do not wear immersion suits.
V. HA.MS of two ratings over the side on staging, painting the hull of cameraship.
VI. MS off the starboard bow of HMS Loch Fada (F.390) in dockyard - a heavy crane is lifting a spar off B gun deck.
Production Details: Admiralty (Production sponsor)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Royal Navy, DOLPHIN (HMS), shore establishment (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, CONTEST (HMS), destroyer (1944) (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, ARTEMIS (HMS) (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, Loch Fada (regiment/service)
Keywords: ships, British naval - destroyer: Contest (D.48) (object name)
ships, British naval - frigate: Loch Fada (F.390) (object name)
training, British naval - survival: submarine escape (object name)
operations, British naval - maintenance: painting ship (object name)