Occasion is the 20th anniversary of the U.S. 6th Fleet. U.S. Navy Admiral John S. McCain, Jr., Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Naval Forces, Europe (CINCUSNAVEUR) is seen with U.S. Navy Vice Admiral William I. Martin, Commander,U.S. Navy Sixth Fleet, and U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Edward C. Outlaw, Commander Fleet Air Mediterranean ( COMFLTAIRMED). They are conversing on the bridge of the USS Independence (CVA-62) in the Mediterranean Sea. Outlaw smokes a pipe. McCain is holding a cigar. Martin's back is to the camera early in the sequence. McCain and Martin are doing most of the talking as Outlaw listens. At TC:01:13, camera turns toward Admiral Martin, who soon puffs on a cigar he had been holding. Sequence ends with closeups of Admiral McCain speaking.
U.S. Navy Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean Sea. A starboard beam view of a Merchant Tanker from the beam of USS Independence (CVA-62). An unidentified Merchant Tanker class ship underway at sea.Crew members on flight deck. The barrier is up in foreground.The barrier being stretched across the flight deck. U.S. Army General Lyman L. Lemnitzer (Supreme Allied Commander of NATO) in the foreground in his Army dress uniform. U.S. Navy Vice Admiral William I. Martin alongside of General Lemnitzer on the flight deck. Other officers, guests and UN Foreign Officers in the background. View of Vice Admiral with General and the rest of officers. Officers in the yellow shirt with a bull horn brief the general and rest of the group. Red lights flashing on the Fresnel Landing system at the edge of the flight deck. Red lights go off and green lights come on. Meat ball in the center of the system. A yellow shirt on the deck, the Fresnel Landing system in the background and the green lights on with the meat ball.
The 20th Anniversary of U.S. 6th Naval Fleet in the Mediterranean Sea. USS Little Rock underway as it proceeds down the line between two columns of ship of the 6th Naval Fleet. USS Little Rock underway at sea. It proceeds between a column of ships.
The 20th Anniversary of U.S. 6th Naval Fleet underway in the Mediterranean Sea. USS Little Rock proceeds in opposite direction of two columns of ships. USS Little Rock underway at sea. Aerial views of USS Little Rock moving in opposite direction of thirty ships.
Paul Robert Ignatius, the United States Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) visits USS Shangri La (CV-38) in the Mediterranean Sea. View of the Marine Honor Guard standing at attention on the flight deck. Front view of Vice Admiral Edward H. Martin, COMSIXTHFLT (United States Sixth Fleet), approaching up the flight deck with a small party of officers unit. Vice Admiral Edward H. Martin, and party walk past over the flight deck. Vice Admiral Martin, Rear Admiral Lawrence Geis, Rear Admiral Isaman talk, next to the C-2A. View of one rank of the sideboys at Parade Rest on the flight deck. View of the honorable Paul Robert Ignatius, the United States Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV), walk over the flight deck alone. View of View of an unidentified Commander come down, the SECNAV Ignatius having received his Honors. The SECNAV inspects the Marine Honor Guard on the flight deck. Rear Admiral Lawrence Geis, Commander Carrier Division Four (ComCarDiv 4), and Captain Coogan, aboard USS Shangri-LA, (CVA-38). View of SECNAV standing on the flight deck, receives a 19 gun salute. SECNAV standing beside the C-2A chat with Rear Admiral Geis, and Capt. Coogan. SECNAV getting aboard the C-2A over the ramp, after having received a souvenir book from Capt. Coogan. SECNAV being assisted into a life jacket by one of the crewmen of the C-2A.
Paul Robert Ignatius, the United States Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) visits USS Shangri La (CV-38) in the Mediterranean Sea. View of Vice Admiral Edward H. Martin being greeted by Capt. Coogan, upon his arrival to the Shangri-La, via helicopter. The group proceeds on down the flight deck. Vice Admiral Martin, Rear Admiral Lawrence Geis, and Capt. Coogan, chatting on the flight deck. View of the honorable Paul R. Ignatius, SECNAV, departing the area of the helicopter on the flight deck. View of the SECNAV being greeted by Rear Admiral Geis, they proceed down the flight deck toward the Marine Honor Guard. The SECNAV stops to receive Honors. Side view of SECNAV receiving Honors, the band playing in the background. The Marine Honor Guard, with SECNAV appearing in the BG inspecting the Marine Honor Guard, along with the 1st. Lt. Terrence D. Brown, United States Marine Corps (USMC), officer in charge of the Marine Detachment. View of SECNAV receiving a 19 gun salute, smoke from guns seen in the far background. SECNAV walks through the rank of sideboys and prepares to depart from the ship. SECNAV receives a souvenir book from Capt. Coogan. Capt. Coogan shakes hand with the SECNAV beside the C-2A Greyhound. View of crewman assisting the SECNAV with a life jacket. SECNAV removes his coat, hands it to the crewman inside the plane, then dons the life jacket.