Scenes from the New England Hurricane of 1938 (or Great New England Hurricane) (or Long Island Express) (or The Great Hurricane of 1938). Hurricane hitting U.S. Eastern Seaboard on September 21, 1938. The Coast from New Jersey to New England felt its effect. Cars and people drenched with water in streets. Policemen wade through hip deep water. New York is whipped by 70 mile-an-hour winds and the raging sea pouring tons of water far inland. A man retreats from a dock as waves pour water on him. Outcome of hurricane shows broken ships, downed trees, and devastation at the water front in coastal areas including Atlantic City, New London Connecticut, and Long Island. Firemen in New London Connecticut battle fires. Aerial view of destroyed shoreline and beached boats in New London. Broken cars crushed by fallen trees. Crowds gather to look at damage as a lone sentry guards against looting. Boats along the Atlantic Coast are destroyed. A boat is seen on a road in front of Merkel's Delicatessen. View of a train that was derailed by the hurricane on Long Island. Shot of a car that was carried far off a roadway and impaled on an upright beam.
U.S. Navy turns over old type submarines to British and Free Polish Governments in New London, Connecticut. A naval officer reads from a paper. Sailors stand at attention. A sailor on the submarine salutes. U.S. Naval officers and sailors leave a submarine and climb onto the dock area. British sailors climb down a plank onto the submarine. British officers review sailors on the submarine. A sailor raises the Polish flag on a submarine. Officers and sailors salute. A sailor raises a ribbon flag on the conning tower. A Polish sailor holds a tip of the Polish flag on a submarine deck. Officers review sailors. An officer near the deck gun.
US Navy ceremony handing over older submarines, early in World War 2 to the British Navy and Polish Navy, in New London, Connecticut. U.S. Navy officer reads a document as sailor stand and watch. U.S. Navy officers and sailors leave submarine and walk onto dock. British sailors take possession of the submarine. British officers conduct review of sailors on the submarine. Polish flag raised on another submarine as personnel salute. A sailor raises a ribbon flag on the conning tower. A Polish Navy sailor holds the flag of Poland on the submarine deck. An officer near a deck gun.
The Deutschland merchant submarine, of the North German Lloyd Shipping Company, departing the docks in New London Connecticut. The submarine had just completed repairs following a November 16 collision with the tugboat T.A. Scott Jr., while attempting to depart New London. Sailors on the deck of the submarine Deutschland are seen as the submarine departs for Germany, carrying silver bullion, and evading the Entente Powers merchant shipping blockade. A ship in the background. Submarine submerges into water.
Variety of events in World War I years. German merchant submarine Deutschland (a British blockade buster) in 1916 in the United States (then neutral), departing New London, Connecticut on November 21, 1916 headed back to Germany carrying silver bullion. The submarine had just completed repairs following a collision with the tugboat T.A. Scott Jr. when first attempting to leave New London on November 16, 1916. The North German Lloyd Shipping Company submarine Deutschland is seen leaving the dock at New London, Connecticut. The officers on the submarine Deutschland wave. View of a submarine under water. An officer blowing a bugle aboard the deck of an Italian naval torpedo boat. Italian sailors prepare a deck gun on the vessel. The deck gun is fired. An explosion in the water. View of Austro-Hungarian Battleship SMS Szent Istvan (Saint Stephen), capsizing and rolling after it is torpedoed off the Dalmation Coast of the Adriatic Sea by Italian torpedo boats on June 10, 1918. Survivors being rescued in small boats. View of a merchants vessels at dock and in a harbor. View of survivors of the May 1915 Lusitania disaster, with belongings, arriving in a harbor. Men and women with children posing. Two small girls pose among the group of Lusitania survivors.
Boat racing in the Thames River in New London, Connecticut. Participants carry their racing shells to the Thames River and prepare for the race. The first Crew members wear no distinguishing clothing. However, the next scene with crew carrying their boat to the water shows them shirts displaying H (for Harvard). Several sequences of boats being rowed. (Attributed to Thomas Armat.)