Ships move at sea in Majuro, Marshall Island in Pacific. Smoke arises from firing in the background. A man stands along the pier. Gun barrels shown in the background.
U.S. warships off Majuro Atoll, Marshall Islands, during World War 2. An OS2U Kingfisher scout seaplane, from one of the ships flies overhead, circles, and lands on choppy waters. The aircraft porpoises in the chop before settling down to taxi. A small boat is nearby.
Scenes shot from a U.S. battleship,off the coast of Majuro Atoll, Marshall Islands, during World War 2. Brief glimpse of her guns in forward triple turret. A light cruiser is seen ahead, to starboard. View of an attack transport ship, with her Higgins Boats deployed in a line, and another attack transport seen in the background. The battleship, USS Colorado (BB-45) in camouflage paint (time code 1:40-1:43) and the battleship, USS Tennessee (BB-43)in measure 32 camouflage (time code: 1:44-1:51).
Wrecked ammunitions and weapons on the beachhead in Majuro, Marshall Island in Pacific. Flags on the beachhead. Man stands along the side of the beachhead. Wrecked houses and trees on the beachhead. Shells on the beachhead. Soldiers stand along the side of jeeps and tanks on the beachhead. Men take a boat at sea. Other ships in the background. An airplane in flight.
Film taken from the heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis, CA-35 at Majuro Atoll, Marshall Islands, during resupply operations in World War 2. .Time 04:00 to 00:15 the USS Indianapolis is tied up to the starboard side of a cargo ship which is supplying the battleship USS Pennsylvania, BB-36, on the cargo ship's port side. Time 00:17 to 00:51 shows the crew of the USS Indianapolis having fun near the bow of the ship and making the ship ready for getting underway. Time 0052 to 01:01 shows the ships open bridge with officers at their duties. Time 01:02 to 01:07 shows an anchor detail raising the ships anchor. Time 01:08 to 01:19 shows the ships bridge and signal flags being lowered.
Time 01:20 to 01:35 shows the port side of the heavy cruiser USS Louisville, CA-28, in measure 32/6d camouflage and a Fletcher class destroyer, in measure 21 all blue camouflage, moving between the view. Time 01:36 shows a crew member taking depth soundings with a line and plummet. The rest of the film shows the shore of a small island. APs (transports), AKs (cargo ships), DEs (Destroyer Escorts), and LCs (Landing Craft) offshore. An LCT (Landing Craft Tank) underway.
Sequence taken from the heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis, CA-35 at Majuro Atoll, Mashall Islands, during World War 2. Time 00:05 to 00:11 starboard view of an Essex class aircraft carrier with the battleship USS Iowa, BB-61 on the horizon. Time 00:12 to 00:14 starboard view of an Independence class light aircraft carrier.
Time 00:31 to 00:50 stern view of the battleship USS New Jersey, BB-62, in all blue measure 21 camouflage. Time 00:51 to 00:55 port side view of the battleship USS Tennessee, BB-43, in measure 32/1d camouflage, with a Cleveland class light cruiser in the background off the stern. Time 00:56 to 00:57 Left to right, Essex class aircraft carrier; battleship USS Colorado, BB-45, in measure 32/16d camouflage; battleship USS Pennsylvania, BB-38, tied up next to a cargo ship; Essex class aircraft carrier.
Time 00:58 to 01:04 another port side view of the battleship USS Tennessee, BB-43, in measure 32/1d camoflage. Time 01:06 to 01:11 port side view of the light cruiser USS Santa Fe, CL-60. Time 01:15 to 01:17 stern view of the light cruiser USS Mobile, CL-63.
Time 01:18 to 01:51 now tied up next to the cargo ship already replenishing ammunition of the battleship USS Pennsylvania, tied up on the other side.