by Nick Hope.
Britannic was completed at the outset of World War One. The Admiralty requisitioned the White Star liner as a hospital ship and sent her to the Mediterranean. On 21st November 1916, enroute to pick-up casualties from the Gallipoli campaign, etc., she struck what was believed to be a mine and sank quickly, killing 30 people.
In September 1998, a group of technical divers explored HMHS Britannic lying in the Aegean Sea in the formidable depth of 120 metres. This video tells their story of Britannic ’98, the first expedition to the wreck by amateur divers and one of the largest, most complex and successful enterprises of its kind in new underwater footage explaining how the wreck was reached, her current condition and recreating the moment Titanic’s sister sank shedding new light on the loss of this great passenger liner.
Running time 30 mins. March 2001
VHS NTSC only, no PAL format (Image Incorrectly states PAL).
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