Our role in The Britannic Story (as seen on the History Channel)

 Tektite/Tekna strobes probe the Aegean Sea in “Titanic’s Tragic Sister”, on The History Channel 

The Britannic is the larger sister of the ill-fated Titanic. Converted to a hospital ship for WWI, on November 21, 1916, Britannic was steaming through the Kea Channel in the Aegean when an explosion ripped through the ship causing the world’s largest ocean liner to sink in 400 feet of water. Famous New Jersey wreck divers John Chatterton and Richie Kohler (hosts of “Deep Sea Detectives”, Shadow Divers, U-869) lead an expedition to unravel this mystery of the Britannic’s final hour. 

Tektite Strobes can be seen in several shots on the mooring buoy down-line at the decompression stops. Our strobes were also “off screen”, but essential, during the tense scene in boiler room #6. While 100 feet inside the wreck, and 400′ down, the penetration dive had to be aborted when the visibilty dropped to zero during the “silt out”. Our strobes safely guided the divers back to the exit.

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