A film titled 'Fire at sea averted by crew heroism' shows American liner Viking Princess emitting smoke due to a fire that occurred in its engine room in Windward Passage in the Caribbean. Except for two, all the other 496 passengers were safely evacuated by the crew. Passengers arrive at Miami airport from a United States Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. Passengers meet their family and friends.
A documentary titled: 'Hurricane Circuit' on Weather Bureau's Hurricane Warning Center in Miami, Florida. View of the Caribbean Sea. People standing at a harbor. Several boats anchored at the harbor. The people load their produces in the boats. Men and women standing on a pier. A car passing on the pier. A woman carrying a container on her head walking along. The Caribbean Sea and Florida located on an animated map. Florida is known for its forests, phosphate industry, farms, cattle and winter sports. Key West, Tampa and Miami located on the map. Aerial view of houses and buildings along a sea shore. Animation shows the movement of a hurricane. Rubbled houses and buildings. The Capitol building in the foreground. Buildings of the Navy Department. The building of the Hurricane Warning Weather Bureau Forecast Center in Miami. Men and women working inside the building. A woman and a man typing a document on tele typewriter. Animation shows how and from where the weather information is received. Cloud and sea condition, parametric condition, temperature and pressure conditions are analyzed.
Following the tragic fire aboard the USS Oriskany (CVA-34) on October 26, 1966, remains of all 44 who died were returned to their families for burial, except for Lieutenant Commander Omar R. Ford, who's will requested burial at sea. Accordingly, on November 6, 1966, while the Oriskany was underway way to San Diego, from Subic Bay, a funeral with full military honors was conducted on board and Commander Ford's body was committed to the deep in the Philippine Sea. Marines form honor guard in full dress uniforms. Bugler holds trumpet. A Navy Commander and a Lt. Commander stand at attention. Group of ship's officers acting as pallbearers, stand by the flag-draped body. The ship's company in formation in dress whites. The Destroyer, USS Chevalier (DD-805) visible in water nearby. Ship's Captain, John H. Iarrobino, walks across the flight deck to a podium and speaks. Sailors with heads bowed. Pallbearers commit the body to the deep. Marine honor guard fire rifle salutes. Bugler plays taps. Officers salute. Pallbearers ceremoniously fold the American Flag into triangle and present to the Captain. Ceremony is ended.
Scenes from Funeral with full military honors, and burial at sea, for Lt. Commander Omar R. Ford, aboard the USS Oriskany (CVA-34) in the Philippine Sea. A Navy Commander (Chaplain) at podium on deck. Ship's officers and company with bowed heads. Navy officers as pallbearers around flag-draped body. They commit the body to the deep. U.S. Destroyer, USS Chevalier (DD-805) and another Destroyer are seen in water nearby. Bugler plays taps. Marine honor guards fire three-volley rifle salute. Officer pallbearers ceremoniously fold the American flag and present it to Ship's Captain, John H. Iarrobino who carries it as he leaves the deck. A Commander announces the end of the ceremony.
A German Submarine moves through heavy seas in the Caribbean. Water breaks on the submarine's bow. View of the crew cabins inside the submarine. Sailor rests inside his cabin. A sailor decorates a miniature Christmas tree. Food prepared inside kitchen. Calendar date reads 'December 24'. Sailors celebrate on Christmas Eve. Sailors are shown a miniature ship model and a cactus plant. All burst in laughter. View of the horizon as seen from the submarine's deck.
Opening scene shows a Navy anti-submarine warfare SH-3A helicopter, of ASM Squadron HS-11, from Carrier Anti-Submarine Air Group 52 (CVSG-52) on the Carrier USS Wasp (CVS-18). It is filmed from another nearby helicopter as it executes a "dippiing sonar" procedure during fleet maneuvers in the Caribbean Sea. .It is seen lowering an ASW tranducer, into the water by means of a cable. The helicopter remains in a hover throughout the sequence, with the sonor buoy deployed.