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Title:JMC (JOINT MARITIME COURSE) SINKEX, HMS CHARYBDIS, 11 JUNE 1993 [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 6511
Other titles:ROYAL NAVY VIDEOS: 1990s [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Shots taken during the JMC (Joint Maritime Course) at sea, including the Sinkex (sinking exercise) with the hulk of HMS Charybdis (a decommissioned frigate).
Description: (Tape 1) Scenes of RAS (replenishment at sea) - refuelling hose is attached. Air to air footage of part of the sinkex (sinking exercise itself): Lynx helicopter is seen on attack run against HMS Charybdis, and fires a Sea Skua missile. Damage to Charybdis is shown.
(Tape 2) Further aerial shots of the Sinkex, including two frigates - one is HMS Active (F171) - firing missiles at Charybdis. Shots of the hulk smouldering with a large hole in her side; later, there is an explosion in the sea at her bow end. Lengthy shots of Charybdis on fire (although sinking itself is not shown).