Deep Sea Detectives: S-5: Doomed Sub DVD
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- Additional Details
- Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: December 23, 2003
On August 30, 1920, the S-5--the Navy's newest, largest and most modern submarine--left Boston on a combination recruiting trip and shakeout tour. As the sub was performing a simulated "crash dive," the 231-foot-long hull suddenly started to fill with water. Four minutes later, she was on the ocean floor, 180 feet down.
DEEP SEA DETECTIVES draws on survivor's accounts and naval files to reveal what happened next. With no way to signal for help, and with pumps unable to keep up with the rush of the incoming water, the captain had to take desperate measures to save his crew. Incredibly, he managed to get the crippled vessel to the surface and his men off, but for the S-5 herself it was a return trip.
S-5: DOOMED SUB dives on the wreck off the New Jersey coast and visits the Navy's Submarine Center for a harrowing session in the "Wet Trainer" to show what the crew experienced on that fateful journey.