Lost Warships -USS Perry

Job #2425

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Job # 2425 Lost Warships -USS Perry

Posted Date
Nov 15, 2006 @ 18:09
Respond By
Nov 23, 2006
Word Count
0
Language
English
Gender
Male
Age Range
-
Category
Documentaries

Job Description

26 minute documentary about a dive team videotaping a sunken WWII Destroyer. Not for broadcast, only going to members of the dive team, and survivors of the wreck.

The script is in an AV style format, so it won't really fit in this window, so here's an excerpt. The Actual Script contains about 15 min of Voice-Over:


"By September of 1944, General Douglas MacArthur was poised to keep his promise to return to the Philippines.

Under his command he had an invasion force of seven hundred vessels holding one hundred seventy-five thousand soldiers and sailors.

To the east, the First Marine Division was scheduled to invade Palau to secure MacArthur’s right flank.

To prepare the way for the Marine landing, the destroyer-minesweeper U.S.S. Perry, in company with the U.S.S. Southard and the U.S.S. Preble, was sweeping the waters offshore for Japanese mines.

A scout plane from the U.S.S. Tennessee reported that the area was heavily mined.

The Perry had already had a mine become trapped in its sweeping gear and explode, destroying the gear, but causing no harm to the ship.

At 1414 the ships turned to the northeast for a final sweep.

Four minutes later, the U.S.S. Perry struck a Japanese mine – and sank in less than two hours.

Several ships that were engaged in rescue efforts logged the position of the Perry to the exact second of latitude and longitude.

Even though these positions placed the Perry in a known square, for more than half a century, every effort to find the lost warship had failed."

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