Crew of the torpedoed British ship Winkleigh are helped up a rope ladder into the Holland-America liner Statendam, which rescued them in mid-Atlantic, September 1939
Vintage ferrotyped gelatin silver print on paper
6 1/8 x 8 3/8 in. (15.56 x 21.27 cm)
Members of the crew of the British ship Winkleigh are helped up a rope ladder into the Holland-America liner Statendam, which rescued the men in the mid-Atlantic after their ship was torpedoed, presumably by a German submarine. At the left is another boat of men from the sunken ship, waiting to board the Statendam, September 1939.
Sheet: 7 x 8 15/16
Ferrotyped prints are processed in such a way that they are shiny. The print has a sensitive surface, usually thinner, because it was put through a press while still wet.
Ferrotyped prints have a sensitive surface, usually shiny and thinner, because they are put through a press while still wet. Ferrotyping makes the surface of the photograph smoother. Light does not scatter as much on a smoother surface, so this increases contrast. That makes ferrotyped images better for press photography.
This object has the following keywords:
- European Theater
- HMS Winkleigh
- Royal Navy
- Sea Rescues
- Search and rescue
- Sinking ships
- World War II
- Image Dimensions: 6 1/8 x 8 3/8 in. (15.56 x 21.27 cm)
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