Venture Crewman 13
Radio Operator
Vital statistics
Position Radio Operator
Age 30s or 40s
Status Unknown
Physical attributes

This individual worked as a radio operator for the crew of the S.S. Venture on the expedition to Skull Island in 1933.


Voyage to Skull IslandEdit

This sailor was along the men hired by Carl Denham to go on an expedition to Singapore(not knowing they were actually heading to Skull island). After which Jimmy overheard Denham and Jack Driscoil over heard where they were really going. He can be seen along with the sailors watching Ann Darrow and Jimmy danced, which they enjoyed. Before arriving at Skull Island, Radio Operator received a message from the bank that there was an warrant for Denham's arrest, gave the message to Captain Englehorn and change course. However they an idea where they were and in a fog and saw a huge wall and rocks. Radio Operator was onboard the bridge with Venture Crewman 19 the Helsmann, and Hayes to help get the ship free.

Journey through Skull IslandEdit

When Ann was kidnapped, Radio Operator remained with Englehorn and a few sailors to guard the wall and await the rescue party's return, while most of the crew had to stay with the ship. Radio Operator is seen with Venture Crewman 16 and a group of sailors along with Captain Englehorn and Bruce Baxter to rescue Carl, Denham, Jimmy and Preston in the spider chasm and shooting and killing many giant bugs. The Radio Operator is seen standing by Venture Crewman 19 the Helsmann along with Venture Crewman II, and Venture Crewman 21 preparing for Kong's arrival to captured him. After Kong broke free, he gets in lifeboat with Jack, Jimmy, Denham, Venture Crewman 4, Venture Crewman 10, Venture Crewman 21, and Venture Crewman 16. When Jimmy starts shooting at Kong crazy with a Thompson, Kong grab the boat and threw it at a rock. He either died or got injured, but otherwise his fate is unknown along with Venture Crewman 16, Venture Crewman 10, Venture Crewman 21, and Venture Crewman 4 while Denham, Jimmy, and Jack survived.

Behind the scenesEdit

  • The sailor was portrayed by Lee Hartley in Peter Jackson's 2005 remake of King Kong.
  • When the radio operator aboard the Venture received the radiogram via Morse code, and later told the captain that Carl Denham was wanted by the police back in New York, the Morse code message in the soundtrack actually said "Show me the monkey." (In Morse, it was: ... .... --- .-- / -- . / - .... . / -- --- -. -.- . -.-- ).


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