Cliff Henderson and his family are traveling aboard the SS Claridon en route to Japan. The Claridon is an old ship, on its last voyage before heading to the scrap heap. An explosion in the engine room weakens the hull and the ship is now taking on more water than the bilge pumps can deal with. The Captain seems to have difficulty accepting that his ship will sink. Henderson's wife Laurie is severely injured and trapped under a fallen beam. While the men in the engine room work frantically to shore up the hull, Henderson tries to free his wife from the wreckage with the help of one of the crew, Hank Lawson.
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Did You Know?
For the scene in which the dining room is seen flooding, with water rushing in through the portholes, fire boats were positioned alongside the ship. They fired water at the portholes into the dining room, which was still well above sea level. See more
Just as the ship is sinking and the water is flooding over the decks, the flimsy plywood walls of the set can clearly be seen as they wobble back and forth. If they were heavy metal, they would never flex at the rate that these walls were showing. See more
This is one guy I'm gonna help aboard personally!
Edited into The Memory of Eva Ryker