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.
20th Anniversary of U.S. Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean Sea. U.S. Marine officers in charge for the honor guards. The honor guards stand before the group on the flight deck. High ranked officers proceed down the flight deck. Sideboys in ranks on the deck. A red carpet stretches down the flight deck between the sideboys and the Marine Honor guards in the background. A helicopter being framed in a distance in the background. Marines walk down the line. Marine Honor guard breaking ranks at Port Arms. Marines march at Port Arms. Marines march with arms on shoulder.
U.S. Navy Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean Sea. U.S. Navy A-4 Skyhawk being put on to the catapult of USS Independence (CVA-62). Rear view of the A-4C type aircraft revving up for launch. A part of E-2A Hawkeye aircraft is seen parked in the foreground. A-4C being launched from catapult. U.S. Navy Admiral John Sidney McCain Jr. (father of John S. McCain III) watches the launches. Lt. Commander on the bridge looks through binoculars. McCain in the foreground. Admiral smokes a long cigar and watches the launches. U.S. Navy Vice Admiral William I. Martin (Commander of the Sixth Fleet) and Admiral McCain on the bridge. Admiral puts his long cigar in his mouth on the bridge. Ships officers in the background. Admiral chats with Vice Admiral on the bridge and again places his cigar in his mouth. Martin smiles and talks with cigar in his mouth. U.S. Navy F-4J Phantom II type aircraft on catapult, ready for launch. Plane being launched.