Maneuvers prior to D-Day landings in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland. U.S. LCMs (Landing Crafts, Mechanized) and LCVPs (Landing Crafts, Vehicle, Personnel) move towards a beach. Other vessels in water. The shoreline of Scotland in the background. A cargo ship at a harbor. Snow covered hills in the background. Bow of USS Bayfield (APA-33) underway. A stern view of an LCM heading towards a beach. A man uses the flag semaphore system on the stern of a leading vessel.
Maneuvers prior to D-Day landings in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland. A U.S. soldier sits on the stern of a landing craft underway. Many LCMs (Landing Crafts, Mechanized) underway. French LCMs underway. A French flag flying from the craft. The soldier sends a semaphore signal from an LCVP (Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel). The coastline of Scotland in the background.
Maneuvers prior to D-Day landings in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland. U.S. troops come onto the deck of USS Bayfield (APA-33). An LCVP (Landing Craft, Vehicle, Mechanized) pulls alongside USS Bayfield. The troops come up a cargo net. USS Bayfield in a harbor. Amphibious crafts in the foreground.
Maneuvers prior to D-Day landings in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland. Landing crafts heading for a beach as seen from USS Bayfield (APA-33). U.S. troops come onto the deck of USS Bayfield. An LCVP (Landing Craft, Vehicle, Mechanized) alongside USS Bayfield. The deck of USS Bayfield showing troops. A boat crewman secures a line from an accommodation ladder. The troops walk up the ladder.
Close-up views of several different ships launching on firth of Clyde in Scotland. Closeup view of dirt or coal smeared faces of boys wearing hats and watching expectantly and with excitement as a ship readies for launch. British flag decorated on the deck of a ship. Dignitaries on grandstand including a woman (the sponsor) who smashes a bottle of champagne against the ship, christening it as it launches. Close views of the ship sliding down skids stern-first into the water. Change to view of a ship named "Rinovia" being launched from dry dock to water by tipping it to the side off dry dock. It slides off skids into the water and quickly rights itself. View of a medical ship named "Herdubreid " being launched. White cross symbol seen on the bow and the flag of Iceland waving on the bow, with sailors gathered around it. Clip includes several close up views of ship hulls and skids, anchors, propellers and areas of the lower stern of ships being launched.
U.S. Battleships that served as 6th Battle Squadron, with the British Grand Fleet, plus several from the U.S. Atlantic Fleet, gathered at end of World War I, in the Firth of Forth, Scotland. A twin engine bi-wing float plane circles over the Firth. Ships and derricks of shipyard in background. Small sailboat in water. Various American battleships in full dress - flags flying from both cage masts and crews manning the rails, dressed in winter blues. View of battleship USS Florida (BB-30) at anchor. The USS Arkansas (BB-33) anchored. The USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) and USS Arizona (BB-39) in the distance. The USS Nevada (BB-36) and the USS Oklahoma (BB-37). Bow view of the USS New York (BB-34) steaming. Views of the Forth Rail Bridge over the Firth of Forth. Warships in distance, framed by the bridge span. Stern view of a Nevada-class Battleship steaming. The USS Texas(BB-35) at anchor. More views of the Battleships Nevada and Oklahoma Last U.S. Battleship seen is the USS Utah (BB-31) at anchor.