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
Map showing Nova Scotia, Canada, the USA, and Atlantic Ocean. Fishermen, farmers and miners of Eastern Nova Scotia, living in poverty in the 1920s. People walking past mine shaft; a woman in her home preparing salt cod and fried potatoes for an old man and young boy. Children poorly clad. Rocky unproductive soil with sheep grazing among the rocks and stones. Worker in cap standing in front of factory stacks belching black smoke. Farmers working on road repair crews to supplement their meager incomes. Women doing the farm work without help. Miners leaving the shaft site and the slum housing in which they live. Children in the slums. Non-plastered brick houses, some with wooden roof are seen.
U.S. battleship, USS Tennessee, sails up East River to Brooklyn Naval Yard. Next scene shows her heading back out to sea for maneuvers with a fleet in the Atlantic Ocean. in both, the Tennessee sails under the Brooklyn Bridge. Woolworth Building in Manhattan visible. A tugboat follows.View,upward, to roadbed of the Brooklyn Bridge, from vessel passing underneath. Crew members aboard the ship look at the skyline of New York City. A large boat filled with sightseers passes on the river. A group of U.S. Navy officers poses near a gun turret of the ship. A group of sailors sits under a three-gun turret aboard the ship. Commercial vessels moving in the river. Sailors at railing, look at skyline of Manhattan, New York City, as the ship passes on the East River. Ferry boats pass. View of the Statue of Liberty, in mist, framed above, by three of the Ship's 14 inch guns. Two Admirals and the USS Tennessee's officers, pose on deck, under two turrets with three 14 inch guns, in each. Sailors of the crew pose on deck of the battleship. A different time: December 25, 1918, Crewman in foul weather gear stands at railing of official Photographers boat, with battleships in background, during the great Naval review. A motor launch flying a two-star admiral's ensign, passes at high speed, with the Presidential Yacht, Mayflower, in background. The launch circles and reverses course.
U.S. warships maneuver in the Atlantic Ocean. The ship's crew around gun turrets aboard USS Nevada (BB-36) underway. Blinker of the ship signals. U.S. battleship, Tennessee (BB-43) in the background. Ships' blinkers signal. Ships' crew on deck of the USS Tennessee; her turrets of 3 guns each are covered in tarpolins. Battleships in heavy seas, guns swung to port. The Captain stands talking to another officer when a wave washes across the deck and wets them both.
U.S. fleet of battleships including USS Tennessee, USS Nevada and other battleships underway in heavy seas, Atlantic. Smoke rises from the smokestacks on the ships. One of the ship's numbers is 'SC-49'. Water breaks on bow. Distant view of the fleet underway.
U.S. warships, including 4-stacker destroyers, leave New York Harbor for maneuvers in the Atlantic Ocean after World War I. Sailors relaxing on crowded deck of a U.S. Destroyer. Another destroyer and other vessels off to starboard. Crew maneuvers what appears to be a paravane (used in minesweeping operations), on davit. The ship's officers look down from the deck of the destroyer, where device is lowered into the water. Smoke rises from water, below the deck. Pieces of material being towed in water by lines from the Destroyer. Officer and sailors salute an officer disembarking. Officer,holding a megaphone, steps to platform and descends toward a launch. Views of streamers flying from a ship's mast and cables being pulled skyward above the ship. (holding a balloon, or other object aloft?) A motor launch filled with sailors passes rapidly. Buildings nearby in background.