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American Naval fleet on maneuvers in the Atlantic circa 1919.

U.S. Navy post-World War 1exercise in the Atlantic ocean. A U.S. destroyer billowing black smoke while underway. Sailor and Ensign on board spot target "enemy" warships through binoculars. Sailor reports information below decks by speaking into pipe on deck. Lieutenant Commander comes on deck to confirm sighting. Several vessels including battleships, destroyers and other warships spotted in the binoculars vision (image is shown cropped as if seen through binoculars). Crew members man the deck guns. Sailors gathered around a 5-inch gun. Sailors look at a warship underway at full steam, with heavy black smoke billowing from her stack. Water breaks over bow of ship. Guns fired from U.S. Navy battleship and other ships. Heavy smoke rises from the battleship after firing guns. Sailors along deck railings watch the action.

Date: 1919
Duration: 4 min 3 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
A still photograph of a Curtiss NC-4, the first aircraft to fly across the Atlantic Ocean.

A still photograph of a U.S. Navy Curtiss NC-4 Aircraft. It was the first aircraft to fly across the Atlantic Ocean in a 1919 flight to Lisbon spanning 19 days with multiple stops. Civilian men and women standing near the airplane on an airfield.

Date: 1919
Duration: 55 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
U.S. Navy launches three Navy Curtiss flying boats on expedition to cross the Atlantic Ocean

On May 8, 1919 three Navy-Curtiss three-engine flying boats, the NC-1 commanded by Patrick N.L. Bellinger, the NC-3 commanded by John H. Towers and NC-4 commanded by Albert C. Read, take off from the Rockaway Beach Naval Air Station on first leg of transatlantic flight. Aircraft are readied for flight. Sailors hand supplies to crewman on NC-4. Sailors scramble all over NC-3 handling last minute preparations. Naval Commander John H. Towers, in charge of the expedition, poses for a picture. NC-1 in the water with line to a ship. Officers on board ship release weather balloon. NC-3 taxis out in the water and accelerates for takeoff, followed by NC-4, later seen airborne. NC-1 taxis out and is seen airborne. Views of the NC flying boats aloft.

Date: 1919, May 8
Duration: 1 min 51 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
American battleship-fleet practices battle formation in heavy seas, Atlantic.

U.S. Battleships underway in formation, in heavy seas, in the Atlantic Ocean. The USS Mississippi (BB-41) leading, followed by USS Wyoming (BB-32) and others, circa 1920. USS Arizona (BB-39) at anchor and then steaming, circa 1919. View of the line of battleships in formation, led by the USS Mississippi (BB-41) and followed by Wyoming (BB-32), Arkansas (BB-33), New York (BB-34) and Texas (BB-35), circa 1920

Date: 1920
Duration: 2 min 58 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
U.S. President Woodrow Wilson and delegation aboard the USS George Washington returning from France.

Voyage of President Woodrow Wilson and Paris Peace Conference delegation en route from France back to the United States in June 1919. Delegation poses together on the deck in three rows. View of one of the ship officers of the USS George Washington leaning on a railing and talking. Another of the ship's officers smiling and talking. Various civilian delegation members standing in a group talking. In an elaborately posed scene, ship's Officers and Crew pose with President Woodrow Wilson. Sailors are positioned across the ship's superstructure, like circus performers. Seated in the center of the photograph (from left to right, just to left of the line running from the mast to the deck) are: Rear Admiral Cary Grayson, USN (MC), the President's physician; Captain Edward McCauley, ship's Commanding Officer; and President Woodrow Wilson.

Date: 1919, June
Duration: 2 min 32 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Views of U.S. Destroyers and Battleships

Six 4-stacker U.S.destroyers at anchor including USS Manley (DD-74) and USS Aylwin (DD-47). A close up view of the port side of the battleship, USS Florida (BB-30). A port side distance view the battleship, USS Utah (BB-31). Starboard view (circa 1919) of the battleship, USS Oklahoma (BB-37) with all 14” guns trained forward at full elevation as the picture-taking boat slowly steams past.

Date: 1920
Duration: 1 min 58 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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