Belmont-class technical research ship USS Liberty (AGTR-5) underway in the Atlantic Ocean heading towards Little Creek, Virginia. Port bow view of USS Liberty (AGTR-5) underway in the Atlantic Ocean. Port beam of the ship. The stern and the starboard side of the ship. Starboard beam of the ship.
Aerial view of the abandoned German tanker ship,Essberger Chemist, listing in the Atlantic off the Azores, presenting a danger to Atlantic shipping. The British Frigate, HMS Salisbury (F32), in the vicinity of the stricken tanker. The owners ask the British Navy to sink the ship. British nuclear submarine, HMS Dreadnaught, seen on the surface, after rushing to the scene, from Gibralter. She fires torpedoes that strike the Essberger Chemist. View of the derelict ship,listing to starboard and taking on water. Then the cargo of explosive chemicals ignites and smoke rises from the ship as explosions occur. Heavy black smoke billows from the stricken ship as it succumbs to the torpedoes and gunfire from the British frigate, HMS Salisbury. The Essberger Chemist slips below the water and sinks.
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.
Belmont-class technical research ship USS Liberty (AGTR-5) underway in the Atlantic Ocean heading towards Little Creek, Virginia. The ship underway in a narrow channel. Ships at piers. A crowd on the piers. Ships ease in towards a pier to tie up. Casa Grande-class dock landing ship USS Donner (LSD-20) at the pier along with other ships. The stern of USS Liberty as the ship is tied up at the pier. Attack Cargo Ships, Landing Ship Tanks, Landing Ship Docks and other types of ships tied at the pier. Cars parked on a dock in the foreground. USS Liberty being eased up to the pier.
Belmont-class technical research ship USS Liberty (AGTR-5) underway in the Atlantic Ocean while heading towards Little Creek, Virginia. A copilot in a helicopter. USS Liberty seen through the starboard window of the helicopter. The ship pulls away from the helicopter. Port beam view of the ship. Crew on the deck of the ship. USS Liberty passes through the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel in a heavy rain. USS Liberty underway in Hampton Roads. Port bow of the ship. A small craft underway in the background. The ship's crew.
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.