Aerial views from Coast Guard aircraft, of U.S. Navy warships on maneuvers in the Atlantic Ocean. Three U.S. Navy warships move in single line formation in the ocean. Another view, from the stern, of four warships in single line formation. Sea is calm. Three aircraft carrier-type ships seen. The first appears to be USS Langley (CV-1). The second, and largest, is a CV-2, Lexington Class Carrier. It has a large island and tower and its flight deck is filled with aircraft.
A U.S. Coast Guard Cutter underway in heavy seas. Crew engaged in preparations on deck. Deck gun seen, wrapped up against the weather. Crew in foul weather gear rigs safety lines across the deck, as ice forms,making treacherous footing. Seas becoming very rough, with large waves. Crew lays out heavy hawser line on deck. Distressed vessel is seen, very nearby. Cutter crewmen are sliding all over the deck on the ice. Cutter's officers come on deck. One officer directs crewmen on deck. Officer, with rifle, prepares to shoot a line to distressed vessel.
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.
U.S. Coast Guard activities in the Atlantic Ocean. A Coast Guard cutter underway in heavy seas. Turbulent waters.The U.S. flag and Red Cross flag hoisted on U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Cayuga.Officers and crew seated on deck under awning. Officers and Petty Officers are dressed in blue and sailors in white.A clergyman conducts religious services and leads in the singing of a hymn. A cross in front of the seating area. A few persons sit on one side of the deck.
Coast Guardsmen in lifevests enter a lifeboat on davit.The lifeboat lowers away, and the crew disconnect lowering blocks and lines, and proceed to row away from the cutter.
A U.S. Coast Guard Cutter underway in the Atlantic Ocean. The sky is clear. An officer stands on the deck of a vessel. Several Coast guardsmen stand by a large deck gun. One man wears earphones and holds microphone. An officer, wearing a sidearm, stands on the deck. An officer watches. A guncrewman picks up a shell for the gun. A rectangular cloth target is spread out on the deck of the cutter and officers pace over it and record the location of hits made by gun crews. They repeat the process with another target. Other coast guard men watch. Places where rounds penetrated the target are shown in the cloth. A rectangular white area in the center of the cloth.
Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, of New York City, strikes a slot machine with a large ax. Anti-gambling Officials seen aboard the tugboat "Manhattan" in New York Harbor, as it pushes a barge loaded with slot machines destined for dumping in the Atlantic Ocean. Lettering on the barge reads: "The City Of New York Department of Docks." View of damaged slot machine showing internal wheels. A man's hand seen trying to manipulate the broken machine.