Photograph from port side of POLLUX after shipwreck, February 1942
Cady, Doug W. (Radioman 1st class)
Canada, Newfoundland (province), Saint Lawrence
emulsion on paper
overall: 5 x 7 in.
Photograph; black-and-white photograph from port side of POLLUX (built 1939) after shipwreck, February 1942; cables in foreground, about 5 men are visible at lower edge of photograph, wearing life jackets, facing away from the photographer, snow covered cliffs are visible in the background; handwritten on back "The cliffs"; from Henry Strauss transcript in Sound Archives: "Another shot [of] the cliffs ... this is from the life boat falls. The only life boat that was not smashed by the waves was lowered from these and put two men ashore. Put three men ashore: Lloyd, the bosun mate, Colimo (?) was the machinist mate, Garness was an ensign. Tordarichi was a fireman and they were smashed in a little, almost a cave. Garness, Tordarichi and also Greenfield as the signalman got ashore. Tordarichi died on the shore. Lloyd and Colimo were later rescued, when we were by the Newfies from the little chasm that they were wrecked in."