S-4, Squalus, Scorpion, Kursk - these are the names of submarines which fell victim to tragedy. In the U.S. Navy's submarine service, emergency training is stressed, and drills conducted to perfect procedures and prepare crews for any situation.
Featured on this DVD are four rare training films showcasing techniques to be used in a worst-case scenario. You'll see midshipmen training in the giant escape tank at the sub school in New London, and witness a full-scale drill utilizing diving bells and rescue vessels in mid-ocean. Watch as instructors detail deck safety, and describe how to recover a crewman who has fallen overboard. Finally, see a rare film that describes how Navy frogman and SEALs use the diving trunk to enter a submerged sub without killing themselves or damaging the submarine. This last film features rare footage of the special operations boat USS Grayback.
Please note: the films featured on this DVD were originally produced by and for the U.S. Navy. Due to their rarity and age, image and sound quality may vary.
Run time is about 80 minutes in color. Format is NTSC DVD.