Testing of a new propeller in Bremerton, Washington. View of the newly developed propeller for the U.S. Navy. A professor of Washington University, the inventor of the propeller, beside the device. View of the blades of the propeller, changing the pitch of which changes the course of the ship. A landing craft on which the propeller is tested. The landing craft moving forward on the water. The professor with another man on the craft. The craft turning the direction by changing the pitch of the blades. Men beside the propeller.
Christening ceremony at the Puget Sound Navy Yard in Bremerton, Washington. People crowd at the Puget Sound Navy Yard in Bremerton. The Navy officers and sailors seated on chairs. A woman and two Navy officers stand on a platform. The woman christens the ships. Two women stand holding bouquets. The destroyers are lowered into the water.
Captain George Seitz and crew of the Bunker Hill at a shipyard in Bremerton, Washington,surveying battle damage from Kamikaze attacks. Wreckage of the carrier. Crewman paints Japanese flag on Poster of planes shot down by Bunker hill pilots. Writes the number:475. Crew gathers in formation at the shipyard.
Visitors board and crowd the deck of the USS Wasp (CV-18) in June, 1945, near the end of world War II. The Wasp is about to depart again, for the Western Pacific, following repairs at Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington. Two U.S. marines are escorting two women, and showing them an F4U Corsair airplane on the deck. Some of the visitors look up toward the camera. The aircraft on deck have been arranged for this static display. visitors are seen departing across a gangplank. Views from deck of the Wasp, of Navy personnel on the pier, below. Camera pans across the pier where spectators still stand. A few people stand on the water side of a building. A large group of visitors coming up from the hangar deck. Civilians and sailors wave at the camera. Visitors leaving the carrier on the gangplank.
U.S. ships and boats in Pearl Harbor during World War II. Tugs tow the battleship USS West Virginia (BB-48) away from pier. She had been refloated, completed temporary repairs at Navy dry dock number 1, and is now proceeding to the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, for final repairs and modernization. The ship's complement of officers and sailors line her decks.
Exterior and interior views of the MV Kalakala, an Art Deco styled ferry boat of the Black Ball Line, seen underway in Seattle, Washington during its inaugural run carrying passengers and cars on the Puget Sound to Bremerton. Captain Wallace Mangan seen on the navigation bridge. Men and women aboard the boat. Views of the open air Palm Room on the Promenade Deck, its main staircase, and a white-coated waiter working in the Palm Room. People milling about on the deck of the ferry, some seated and some standing. An outside walkway on the side of the ferry. Patrons enjoying the busy Double Horseshoe Cafe, located on the promenade deck. Another steamer ship underway as seen from a window. People wave aboard the Kalakala, the world's first streamlined Art Deco ferry.