Wind and Waves

23 Aug

A rather spectacular pair of photos from 1931:

Wind and Waves Wreck Ship in Twenty-Four Hours

  • Proof of the power of wind and waves is offered in these two pictures, one taken immediately after a vessel had gone aground, and the other twenty-four hours later.

Pounding waves and whistling wind, if given an opportunity, are capable of converting the staunchest vessel into driftwood in a few hours. No better illustration of this is found than in two remarkable pictures of the motor ship “Malabar,” one taken nine hours after it had gone aground near Sydney, Australia, and the other twenty-four hours later. The first photograph shows the boat still in fair condition after the passengers had been taken off. The second reveals parts of the broken hull and a mass of jumbled wreckage when the wind and waves had finished with the big ship.

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