A ship accident in Delaware River, Delaware. A navy tanker hits a freighter. Smoke rises from the navy tanker stationary on water. View of the freighter. Injured men are rescued by tugs. The side of the ship reads 'Corps of Engineers U.S. Army'. Men aboard the ship. Wounded men are assisted.
Launching and christening of USS Santa Fe (CL-60) Cleveland Class light crusier from the Camden, New Jersey yards of New York Shipbuilding. Men, women and U.S. Navy officers and sailors at the harbor during the ceremony, including Santa Fe Mayor Manuel Lujan, and 14 year old Caroline Trevelyan Chavez who receives coaching on how to christen the ship and then smashes a bottle of Santa Fe River water on the bow as the crowd claps and the ship slides down the ways. Ambient sound heard briefly at the christening and afterwards with crowd cheering at different times in the clip. The cruiser slides down the ways enters into the Delaware River. Dignitaries raise their hats to bid goodbye to the ship. The ship turning about in the Delaware River.
A film "The Nuclear Ship Savannah" depicts testing trials in the United States. Sea trials of the nuclear-powered cargo and passenger ship, NS Savannah. She cruises in calm waters from her testing base at Yorktown, Virginia. Officers seen in operating positions. Helmsman steers her through various turning maneuvers. Engineers place challenging demands on her propulsion system from full speed ahead to full speed astern. Narrator calls attention to lack of smoke stack on this ship. atomic symbol painted on ship's side. Animated illustration of a nuclear reactor. View of turbine deck aboard the ship. View of the nuclear reactor control room. Numerous views of the Savannah cruising in calm waters. She is seen cruising the Delaware River near the Delaware Memorial Bridge. Model of the USS Savannah, first to cross the ocean using steam power (although she has sails). Animation showing departure of the Savannah from that city in 1819 and depicting boilers, retractable paddle wheels,and swiveling smoke stacks.
The Nuclear Ship ( NS ) Savannah during its test trials in the United States. The NS Savannah leaving the New York Shipbuilding Corporation yards at Camden New Jersey, enroute to Yorktown, Virginia, is seen passing the Delaware Memorial Bridge, as she cruises along the Delaware River. views of spray blowing across the ship underway. View of reactor control room, where increasing levels of power are demanded until full (100%) power is set on April 14, 1962 and the Savannah achieves a speed of 22 knots. The NS Savannah docks at her home port of Savannah, Georgia.
View of a tugboat moving on the Delaware River, the Ben Franklin Bridge and Camden, NJ in the background. Scenes of Center City Philadelphia. Traffic and pedestrians in the street.
Cargo loading at Dover Air Force Base (AFB) in Delaware,United States. Commander of the 1607th Air Transport wing, Colonel Francis G Gideon seated at office. He speaks on the role of Dover AFB. Aerial view of the Dover AFB. Aircraft parked at the base. Cargo truck moves towards aircraft. Trailer loaded with cargo moves on base. Crewmen place cargo cartons on conveyor belts from trailer and load United States Air Force C-124 Globemaster II cargo aircraft. Pilot gets into cockpit. Aircraft taxis and takes off from base. Men operate at control. Crewmen check the cargo cartons. Transport truck drives through street.