Slate describing the Mosque of St.Sophia,in Istanbul, Turkey, is superimposed upon a background picture of the Mosque. Different sequence shows clear view, overlooking the Suleymaniye Mosque, in Istanbul. (Note: It was designed by the architect Sinan, and completed in 1558, for Sultan Suleyman the Magnificient.)
Destroyers of Squadron 14, U.S. Naval Detachment in Turkish Waters are deployed from Constantinople (Istanbul) By Detachment Commander, Rear Admiral, Mark Lambert Bristol, in response to emergency in city of Smyrna (Izmir). The Destroyer,USS Simpson (DD-221) is seen departing the harbor. Several destroyers of Squadron 14, viewed from one ahead of them, proceeding at high speed in Turkish waters. Background of a slate shows flames billowing over Smyrna at night. View from a U.S. Destroyer, of heavy smoke rising from the port area of Smyrna. Inhabitants are seen along the city pier. Nightime scenes of fires burning all along the waterfront. U.S. sailors are seen helping Greek and Armenian refugees from trucks on the quay, and guiding them across rail yards toward U.S. Destroyers at a dock.An injured refugee is carried on a stretcher by sailors. Aboard a destroyer, sailors assist refugees.One hands out chococlate Hershey bars. Several sailors entertain the refugees by playing banjos. A refugee man dances to the music. Refugees receiving food from an American sailor, on deck of a destroyer, as they approach Constantinople. Several men and women with a large group of Boy Scouts in uniforms on a pier. One Boy Scout carries a large American flag. Several U.S. sailors mingle with the group. The Ortakoy Mosque is seen in the background. The boys are helped from the pier and seated in a barge, which is then pulled by a tugboat, as their adult leaders stand and wave to people on shore. Refugees arriving at village of Bebek. Three Boy Scouts with a pet dog. Women and children being guided aboard a large open boat, flying the American flag. A sailor leads children in calisthenics at American Near East Relief orphanage, in ruins of ancient Temple of Jupiter at Athens, Greece. The children run in supervised exercises. The Acropolis seen in background. Sailors try to calm a crying baby with some candy, to no avail. But they successfully distract the child with pieces of fruit.
International Bridge (Galata Bridge) in Constantinople (Istanbul) Turkey. American sailor stands looking over the bridge. On board a U.S. Navy ship, of the U.S. Naval Detachment in Turkish Waters, sailors forge an iron bar. One strikes hammer held by another which leans upon the bar against a large anvil. Pieces of the bar flake off. A sailor saws a piece of wood. Sailors assemble parts of the ship. An officer holds a sextant and a sailor notes readings. Sailor holds a line and another signals with semaphore flags on the ship.
U.S. destroyers of Squadron 14, depart Norfolk, Virginia for the Mediterranean, in October, 1922.
Map showing the Mediterranean Sea and surrounding countries, from the Straits of Gibralter, and East to Black Sea and Red Sea. Various sea navigation routes are depicted through the water areas. U.S. Navy Clemson class destroyer, taking on supplies in Norfolk, Virginia. Sailors carrying sacks of supplies over their shoulders from a dock onto the ship. Women seen waving at the USS Barry (DD-248) in October 1922, as she departs Hampton Roads, Virginia, for the Mediterranean, to serve with the U. S. Naval Detachment in Turkish Waters. View of USS Kane (DD-235) with sailors lined up on her foredeck. View from stern of a Squadron 14 destroyer, of the USS Hatfield (DD-231) followed by the USS Barry (DD-248). View from bridge of a destroyer, as officer looks through binoculars at five other destroyers of Squadron 14, underway in a line. Sailors on deck of destroyer practice handling of small arms and on of the ship's 5-inch guns. Sailors spin propellors on tail of a torpedo and load it into one of a battery of three launching tubes. Sailors exercise by throwing a medicine ball.View from destroyer of 5 destroyers in line, astern, the first being USS Overton (DD-239). View from a destroyer as the Squadron enters harbor at Gibralter. Sailors climbing upon concrete pier from a long boat. Buildings on steep hills of Gibralter. The USS Hatfield and the USS Gilmer (DD-233) on either side of a supply ship. Views of Destroyer Squadron 14 ships anchored, along with other warships off Constantinople (Istanbul)in the Bosphorus straits. View from a high point in Constantinople. Camera pans over city and warships in the Bosphorus.
U.S. Navy Admiral Mark L. Bristol in Constantinople, Turkey (officially referred to as Istanbul since 1930), during the occupation of Istanbul, under his role as High Commissioner from the U.S. Admiral Bristol, in mufti, poses with members of the U.S. staff and Turkish officials and several ladies, near the U.S. Embassy. Admiral Bristol poses with unidentified official.
Training of U.S. midshipmen aboard aircraft carrier USS America underway at sea in Istanbul, Turkey. A midshipman J. M. Longerbone observes signal operations as signalman J. Lawrence sends a message through a signal light. Midshipman Longerbone looks through binoculars. A mattress spring-type radar is in operation.