Pre launch preparation of a big cargo vessel 'Alcoa Pennant' at Long Beach, California. Launch of the cargo vessel in sea is witnessed by a huge crowd. Views of Alcoa Pennant in sea.
The ocean liner SS Manhattan (later USS Wakefield) runs aground off West Palm Beach in Florida, United States. Scenes from January 12,1941: People at a beach. USS Wakefield (Manhattan) in the background. During her third voyage to California the ship runs aground off West Palm Beach, Florida. A sign on the ship: 'Manhattan United States Lines'. Coast Guard personnel save the passengers of the ship.
Aviator Howard Hughes flies his H-4 Hercules amphibious plane in Long Beach, California. Hughes' H-4 Hercules amphibious plane on display in Long Beach. Hughes walks through the internal sections of the plane. The plane off shore. Hughes at the instrument panel aboard the plane. Hughes sits at the controls in the cockpit of the plane. The plane moves ahead on the surface of water. A cameraman records the event from a boat. The plane takes off and stays low above the water for a mile and then descends back on water.
Aviator Howard Hughes's H-4 Hercules amphibious plane is transported from Culver City to Long Beach. The H-4 plane is taken out from Culver City hangar in parts. A crowd milling around in front of the hangar. Huge wings of the plane moved under wires on a road. A trailer truck hauls the wing of the plane on the road. The parts of the plane are transported to Long Beach.
Boys enjoy during a flood in Long Beach, California. Water on streets due to heavy rains. A jeep drives through the flooded street. Boys use oars and row boats on the street. They enjoy themselves. Building submerged in water in the background. A boy with a dog on a wooden platform in water. A pair of footwear floats in water. Boys in a boat in the background.
Fliers land at Marine Stadium in Long Beach, California after setting a new world record of 30 days and 6 hours in flight. Their Piper Cub dubbed "Spirit of Kay" takes off. Spectators look towards the sky. A sea plane taxis on water for departing. Clyde Schlieper and Wes Carroll return to Marine Stadium after setting the world record for the longest sustained flight -thirty days in the air. Men assist them in getting off from the sea plane. W.E.S. Carroll, Clyde Schlieper and other personnel pose for a camera.