Soviet aircraft carrier cruising in calm seas. Views of Superstructure, flight deck, and foam and waves at bow. Soviet sailors and Officers on the bridge. Soviet Naval Ensign raised on a flagpole near railing. Buildings on shoreline in view. Turkish flag flies from Leanders Tower (Kis Kulesi) at entrance to Istanbul harbor. A PBY Catalina flying boat flies low near the Soviet vessel. Two sailors, on deck near a helicopter, watch it. A helicopter flies low past the Soviet Carrier and a warship passes by. View from below of Soviet Ensign flag, with radar antenna rotating above it. Soviet helicopter lands on carrier deck. Crew members seated in a ship's control room. Soviet navy pilots being briefed about the Yak-38 airplane. Instructor holds Yak-38 models in his hand. Four Yak-38s take off vertically, one at a time, from flight deck .Group of Soviet Ka-25 Hormone anti-submarine helicopters on carrier deck. One takes off. Sailors perform maintenance on a Ka-25. A Yak-38 aircraft taxis into a circle painted on deck. Deck controller gives hand signal and it taxiis foward, folding up outer wing panels, as it moves. A Yak-38 being towed on deck.
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.)
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.
Training of U.S. midshipmen aboard aircraft carrier USS America underway at sea in Istanbul, Turkey. Several aircraft parked on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier. Midshipman F. B. Bayer and a catapult officer walk on the flight deck. Bayer puts on a crewman's yellow helmet while standing on the flight deck. The aircraft parked in the background. The catapult officer gives a rev-up signal for launching an aircraft. The midshipman observes the launch. The signal officer gives a launch signal. The aircraft moves on the flight deck in the background. The midshipman observes the launch.
Training of U.S. midshipmen aboard aircraft carrier USS America underway at sea in Istanbul, Turkey. A U.S. Navy A-4C Skyhawk aircraft parked at the flight deck. A catapult crew works on the aircraft. Men test the bridle. Flight deck crew on the side of the deck. A catapult officer gives a launch signal. The aircraft is launched. It taxis on the flight deck.