Two new destroyers introduced for the U.S. Navy at a dock in Kearny, New Jersey. Dignitaries including Mrs. Thomas A. Edison perform rituals during the Christening ceremony of the twin 'greyhound' class destroyers named USS Edison (DD-439) and USS Ericsson (DD-440). The destroyers slide down into the seawater one after the other. Crew members and sailors aboard the destroyer cheer and wave towards the crowd at the dock present during the ceremony.
Launching of United States Navy destroyers in Kearny, New Jersey. A man hands over a bottle of champagne to the widow of Thomas Alva Edison who breaks it against the bow of USS Edison. The ship takes to water. Crew members on the deck of the ship. A woman breaks a bottle of champagne against the bow of USS Ericsson as the ship is launched.
Launching of U.S. freighter "Liberty" at shipyard in Kearny,New Jersey. Large crowd gather at Federal Shipbuilding Company shipyard, in Kearny, New Jersey, for launching of the freighter USS Liberty. Charles Michael Schwab, Director General of the Emergency Fleet Corporation and Edward N. Hurley, Chairman of the U.S. Shipping Board, launch the freighter USS Liberty. People hold American flags. Freighter is launched and it leaves dock.
An American inventor Thomas Alva Edison in Kearny, New Jersey . Edison stands behind wheel of Ford Model A car. He poses beside the car. People gather in the background.
Launch of two U.S. destroyer in Kearny, New Jersey. A large crowd gathered to witness the launch. USS Anderson ready for launch. People around the ship. The ship slides down the ways into the water. A man at a machine. USS Hammann slides down the ways into the water.
Launching of USS Challenge and SS Red Jacket at a shipbuilding yard in Kearny, New Jersey. A huge crowd gathered at the launch. U.S. sailors aboard the ship. The American flag flutters from a pole on the bow of USS Challenge and SS (Steam Ship) Red Jacket. Mrs. Moran smashes a bottle of champagne on the bow of SS Red Jacket. Both the ships depart from the dockyard. A board reads the keel laying and the launching schedule.