U.S. Coast Guard Cutter's rescue operation in the Atlantic Ocean. A boat in trouble in heavy seas. The boat wallows in the rough waters. The cutter approaches the boat in distress. Lines are shot from the coast guard cutter to the boat.
Development of air power. A seaplane in flight over the Atlantic Ocean. A U.S. Navy NC-4 seaplane taxis away from a shore. The seaplane in flight overhead.
Esthonian sailors cross the Atlantic Ocean on a sailing boat and reach Miami, Florida. Sailing boats and ships at sea. Kou Walter and brother Ahto on a boat. A man at a port unanchors the boat. Another man on the boat pulls down the sails of the boat. Kou Walter and brother Ahto pose.
Swedish freighter 'Ovidia' in ocean. Cunard liner 'Mauretania' near Ovidia. Captain Fried is seen. Crew members in a rescue boat wearing life-jackets. Captain Fried shakes hand with the Swedish official. Captain's wife is also present. The crew along with Captain Fried and his wife sit for a photograph. One of the crew members carry 'Puts',the engine room cat with him
Responsibilities and assets of NATO's SACLANT. View from cockpit of aircraft landing on deck of U.S. aircraft carrier USS Bennington (CVA-20). Scenes of Atlantic ocean. Periscope of submarine breaks surface. View through periscope. American convoy underway during WWII in the Atlantic Ocean. Enemy submarine launches torpedo. Ships being struck by torpedoes. Underwater view of submarine. A torpedoed ship sinking. Views of empty Nazi submarine pens. A Douglas DC-4 passenger airplane passes by the Empire State building, while in flight over Manhattan Island, New York City. Steamships in terminals on the Hudson River. Tug boats and barges in New York harbor. Ocean-going cargo ships pass by the Statue of Liberty. Vehicular traffic in the streets of Norfolk, Virginia. A sign reads 'US Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia'. View of ships and harbor at Norfolk Naval Station. Headquarters of the Supreme Allied Commander, Atlantic (SACLANT). NATO officers in the "great map room of SACLANT" at the Headquarters. World map placed on a wall. Scene from 1952: U.S. Navy Captain briefs Admiral Lynde D. McCormick, Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet and also SACLANT. Map shows areas of SACLANT responsibility extending around the Atlantic from Southern Europe around past Iceland to the maritime provinces of Canada and down to the U.S. coast.. Surfaced submarine launches Regulus missile. Scene from 1960: U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Independence (CV-62) underway. Aircraft parked aboard the aircraft carrier. View of Naval Air Base at Oceana, Virginia. Douglas F4D flies above runway as another lands. Navy F8 aircraft parked on ramp. Canadian Naval Base at Halifax, Nova Scotia, with views of derricks, cranes, piers, and warships.
A film on the development of air power in the United States. Scenes depicting travel by ocean going ships, preceding air travel. Animation of a small ship moving away from the east coast of the U.S. Actual footage of a large sailing vessel of the early clipper ship variety sailing in the ocean. Animation of a small ship sailing to the Great Britain. Real footage of a four-stack ocean liner, which appears to be the RMS Mauretania (1906 edition), sailing in the Atlantic Ocean. Animated map of the Atlantic Ocean and the coasts of the U.S. and England. An R-34 dirigible airship in flight. The R-34 moored to the ground with a large craft around the gondola. A British Bristol fighter aircraft in flight. Animation of the maps of the U.S. and the Great Britain coming closer together, figuratively, through the speed of air travel.