View from the icebreaker, USS Burton Island (AGB-1) as she approaches the two-square-mile King Island, at the Western most tip of Alaska. A village of simple dwellings is seen on the sharply sloped rocky side of the island. Local inhabitants gather at the shore to greet the arriving icebreaker. The crew lowers a gangway and villagers accept the invitation to come aboard the ship. The local Priest, Village Leader, and two school teachers are among several local people seen on the ship's deck during their visit. Eskimo women and children wait on shore with their children until being assured by their leaders and men that it is safe for them to visit. Several of the ship's company are invited to visit the village and are seen climbing up the steep way upward. View of house perched against steep mountainside, with skin boat laid up for winter, underneath. Clothing on washline. A larger building with a short wave radio. View from high up in village toward the icebreaker. Sailors climbing down the steep stairs from the village at the end of their visit. Some of them slip and slide down the hillside. Crew try hand at catching king crab through a hole in the ice. A large catch of king crab. View from the icebreaker as she departs Southward away from King Island.
The icebreaker, USS Burton Island (AGB-1) en route to King Island in Alaska as a part of U.S. Navy annual winter ice reconnaissance mission. USS Burton Island stops at Womans Bay, Kodiak Island. Naval air station at the island. An aircraft pulls up into the hangar. Residential area in Kodiak. Snow covered mountains. The U.S. troop transport submarine, USS Perch (SSP-313) moves slowly on the surface, past the camera. The USS Perch crew lines her afterdeck. Notable on the USS Perch, is a large rounded watertight container for storing amphibious landing equipment. A helicopter being loaded aboard USS Burton Island. Crew fastens the helicopter securely in anticipation of rough seas through which she is later seen making way. Views of crew members removing rime ice from the deck, superstructure, and turret of a 5 inch gun. Small slabs of sea ice termed, "lilly pads," floating in the water. Rime Ice covering the railings of the USS Burton Island.
A film titled' Icebreaker' about the journey of the icebreaker, USS Burton Island (AGB-1) to King Island, Alaska as a part of U.S. Navy annual winter ice reconnaissance program. Skyline of San Diego, California as the USS Burton Island leaves the harbor. Ship underway at sea. Crew member securing items on deck. Commander Everett A. Trickey, U.S.N, Captain of the ship works on a map. Animated map shows the route taken by the USS Burton Island to reach King Island. Helmsman steers the wheel of the ship. Ship underway at rough sea. Water washes over the deck of the ship.
King Faisal II and Prince Abdul-Ilah, of Iraq visiting the USS Oriskany (CV-34) in the United States. The King and Vice Admiral Harold M. Martin, Commander Air Forces, Pacific Fleet, look at U.S. Navy carrier-based F9F Panther, jet fighter aircraft, on the deck of the Oriskany. (Prince Abdul-Ilah is briefly seen, as well.) The King talks to a pilot. F9F aircraft of VF-103, and sailors in the background. Pilot climbs into cockpit of an F9F. The King looks at the pilot in the cockpit. The pilot wearing a helmet looks out of the cockpit. Iraqi National Flag displayed on the ship's island. Sailors and three pilots on the deck. Prince Abdul-Ilah conversing with Admiral Martin in background. King Faisal II and Prince Abdul-Ilah on the bridge of the Oriskany. The King looks through a telescope, while, below, on the flight deck, an F9F Panther of Fighter Squadron VF-781, taxis past. Several U.S. Marines in dress uniform stand on deck as a helicopter lands. A sailor with a motion picture camera joins them. King Faisal II walks, with Admiral Martin and another Admiral, across the deck. He carries a small motion picture camera, and wears a white covering on his head. King Faisal II and Prince Abdul-Ilah, on the bridge, officers crowd around, obscuring the King, as they observe a demonstration. Explosion and bullet splashes are seen in water behind the ship.
King Saud during a visit in Washington DC. View of Pentagon River Entrance, from Columbia Island, across the water. Honor guard at Pentagon. King Saud. U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Erwin Wilson and Admiral Arthur W. Radford, Chairman ,JCS, greet to the King. The White House. King Saud and U.S. President Eisenhower talk about problems of mutual concern and defense against aggression. Cars parked outside the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. King Saud with his son Prince Mashur in the hospital.The King gives a party in honor of President Eisenhower. King Saud talks to U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon. Earl Warren, Chief Justice of the US, shakes hands with the King. Under Secretary of State, Lloyd Henderson, meets the King. King Saud talks to President Eisenhower. Sailors at the United States Naval Academy salute the Arab ruler by firing guns. His Majesty inspects a U.S. Marine Corps guard of honor. The King is escorted by the Superintendant of the Naval Academy, Rear Admiral William R. Smedberg, III, who presents him a plaque, as memento of his visit. The King watches a basket ball game between the academy team and Duke University. Spectators seated in an indoor stadium. The Arab ruler leaves the academy after the match. He gets in a car. He visits the hospital to meet his son. Little Prince Mashur salutes the people of America. King Saud waves at the people. The Arab King and the Prince leave the hospital and return to Blair House where visitors continue to arrive, including, His Excellency, Charles Malik of Lebanon; Greek Ambassador, Melas; and Nazrollah Entezam, Ambassador from Iran. His Royal Highness, Crown Prince Abdoel Illah, of Iraq, seen seated with King Saud. Exterior of Saudi Arabian Embassy. A children's party inside the Embassy attended by children from the Washington diplomatic corps and "hosted"by Prince Mazur Ibn Saud who receives a bicycle. King Saud and President Eisenhower at the White House.The King departs Washington airport on the Columbine II, Presidential C-121 aircraft.
View from ice-covered bow of the icebreaker, USS Burton Island (AGB-1) moving northward into region of larger ice sheets. Several walrus off to starboard, sitting on ice flows and diving into the water. Rime ice getting heavier on the ship's railings as she begins breaking through ice sheets. St. Lawrence Island in the midst of ice. A welcoming committee of Siberian Yup'ik Eskimos from village of Savoonga arrive by dog sleds to greet the USS Burton Island. They are invited and climb aboard the ice-covered vessel, where they are seen gathered on deck. Several Women in their group are invited to climb to the ship's bridge, where they pose looking over the railing. The Eskimos walking out to their respective sleds and dog teams.Several crew members from the USS Burton Island are taken on a dogsled rides by the Eskimos. Afterwards, those crew members are seen walking back to their waiting ship.