Diesel Brothers: Trucked Out is a series that airs Extended Enhanced Episodes with extra information and unseen footage from the show "Diesel Brothers" that also airs on the Discovery Channel.
Runtime: 180 minutes
Diesel Brothers: Trucked Out - Rudolf Diesel - Netflix
Rudolf Christian Karl Diesel (German: [ˈdiːzl̩]; 18 March 1858 – 29 September 1913) was a German inventor and mechanical engineer, famous for the invention of the diesel engine, and for his mysterious death. Diesel was the subject of the 1942 film Diesel.
Diesel Brothers: Trucked Out - Disappearance and death - Netflix
On the evening of 29 September 1913, Diesel boarded the GER steamer Dresden in Antwerp on his way to a meeting of the Consolidated Diesel Manufacturing company in London, England. He took dinner on board the ship and then retired to his cabin at about 10 p.m., leaving word to be called the next morning at 6:15 a.m.; but he was never seen alive again. In the morning his cabin was empty and his bed had not been slept in, although his nightshirt was neatly laid out and his watch had been left where it could be seen from the bed. His hat and overcoat were discovered neatly folded beneath the afterdeck railing. Ten days later, the crew of the Dutch boat Coertzen came upon the corpse of a man floating in the North Sea near Norway. The body was in such an advanced state of decomposition that it was unrecognizable, and they did not bring it aboard. Instead, the crew retrieved personal items (pill case, wallet, I.D. card, pocketknife, eyeglass case) from the clothing of the dead man, and returned the body to the sea. On 13 October, these items were identified by Rudolf's son, Eugen Diesel, as belonging to his father. On 14 October 1913 it was reported that Diesel's body was found at the mouth of the Scheldt by a boatman but he was forced to throw it overboard because of heavy weather. There are various theories to explain Diesel's death. Certain people, such as his biographer Grosser in 1978, argue that Rudolf Diesel committed suicide. Another line of thought suggests that he was murdered, given his refusal to grant the German forces the exclusive rights to using his invention; indeed, Diesel boarded the SS Dresden with the intent of meeting with representatives of the British Royal Navy to discussing the possibility of powering British submarines by diesel engine – he never made it ashore. Yet, evidence is limited for all explanations, and his disappearance and death remain unsolved. Shortly after Diesel's disappearance, his wife Martha opened a bag that her husband had given to her just before his ill-fated voyage, with directions that it should not be opened until the following week. She discovered 200,000 German marks in cash ($1.2 million USD today) and a number of financial statements indicating that their bank accounts were virtually empty. In a diary Diesel brought with him on the ship, for the date 29 September 1913, a cross was drawn, indicating death. This, however, does not solve the question whether he ended his life by his own hand, or whether he fell victim to a crime.
Diesel Brothers: Trucked Out - References - Netflix