North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) exercise Operation Strikeback. A support ship, with number 91 painted on hull, underway at sea. Fleet Oiler, underway, between a destroyer and a cruiser. USS Nantahala (AO-60) refueling the USS Forrestal (CVA-59) in Atlantic. Destroyer USS Forest Royal (DD-872) alongside another vessel. Transfer of cargo from one ship to other. Unloading of cargo nets aboard the ship. Destroyer next to a support ship, underway in the Atlantic Ocean.
Activities of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) for anti submarine warfare. Headquarters Joint Royal Navy Coastal Command (SACLANT), where officers use models and large floor displays to refine techniques of antisubmarine warfare such as the "Hunter-Killer Group." Example,of such, seen in formation at sea, consisting of aircraft carrier; destroyers; submarines; and aircraft. Aircraft being catapulted from flight deck of an aircraft carrier. Signal officer gives direction for take off. Helicopter carrier underway. Helicopter hovering over surface of ocean as it lowers sonar device into water. An unmanned robot helicopter being operated from a control center onboad ship and launching an antisubmarine torpedo, on command. British Shackelton bomber flies by the carrier "Hunter Killer mother ship." Controllers at work on the mother ship. Neptune aircraft dropping bombs, in flight. Explosions and splashes in water. Ship fires depth charges using the British "Limbo" semiautomatic firing system. Missile being launched from surface vessels. Skipjack nuclear submarine at dock. Development testing of Polaris missile firing from below water towards giant overhead crane. Large three funnel luxury ocean liner underway at sea.
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) exercise, Operation Strikeback, in the Atlantic Ocean. A submarine underway at high speed on surface, creating heavy wake. Regulus missile in flight over water. British aircraft in flight. Aircraft carrier, USS Forrestal (CVA -59) underway. Aerial view of aircraft on the flight deck of the carrier. Douglas A-3 Skywarrior aircraft landing on the flight deck. Atomic bomb explosion.
U.S. Navy ZPQ-2 in flight over ship Mayflower II heading for Plymouth, Massachusetts. ZPQ-2 at the mooring mast. View from bow to stern. Underside of the blimp where engines are turning over. Gondola section of airship showing men standing around. Members of crew in the control cabin of the ZPQ-2 in flight. Runway below. ZPQ-2 in flight over water. Mayflower II ship underway at full sail enroute to Plymouth, Massachusetts. British flag flies from top mast. Mayflower underway. Members of crew aboard Mayflower wave to ZPQ-2 overhead. U.S.S. Fessenden (DE-142) underway. DE-142 and Mayflower underway. Mayflower II and USS General C. H. Muir (AP-142) underway as seen from window of airship overhead.
King Saud of Saudi Arabia on SS Constitution in New York Harbor. It is night and the ship displays many lights. King Saud Ibn Abd al-Aziz and his party, transfer to a Coast Guard boat that conveys them to the waiting U.S. Destroyer, Willis A. Lee (DD-929). The ship fires a salute to King Saud. Puffs of smoke emerge from the saluting battery. King Saud and the U.S. Coast Guard Captain salute. View from Coast Guard boat as it approaches the Destroyer. Gangway set in place. King Saud goes up gangway to the Destroyer and is saluted. King Saud and his Royal Party standing with a U.S. Navy Admiral. King Saud and his staff converse among themselfes. The Destroyer, USS Joseph P. Kennedy, JR. (DD-850) passes in review, to which the King and Royal Party respond with Hand salutes. The Destroyer, USS Johnston (DD-821) passes in review, with all hands on deck. The Destroyer, USS Fiske (DD-842) passes in review. The King and Royal Party salute as they observe from the port side of the USS Willis A. Lee.
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.