View of the hull of 20,000 ton USS Enterprise aircraft carrier, mother-ship for the U.S. Navy's fighting eagles, at Newport News, Virginia, United States. USS Enterprise slides down at its gala launch. Mrs Claude Swanson, wife of the navy secretary, sponsors the giant craft.
The bow of the USS Enterprise (CV-6) is covered with red white and blue bunting as she sits on the ways in Newport News shipbuiding yard. Workmen drive out stakes holding her in position. A crowd of spectators is gathered for the event. Sponsor,Lulie Swanson, wife of Secretary of the Navy Claude A. Swanson, holds bottle of champagne for the christening. She stands on a platform with several other persons, including two Naval officers. Mrs. Swanson swings the bottle, suspended on a line decorated with American flags. The Enterprise begins to move down the ways. Closeup of Mrs. Swanson. The Enterprise entering the water. Closeup of two girls and a boy watching the launch. The oldest girl applauds.
Launching of Destroyer, USS Dallas (DD199) at Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company,.Newport News, Virginia, U.S.A. Shipyard workers and guests cheer and wave American flags as the USS Dallas goes down the ways into the water.
The launch of aircraft carrier Hornet at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, Newport News, Virginia. Aircraft carrier Hornet under construction at a shipyard. The bow of Hornet with the American flag. Scaffolding for construction. The christening of the aircraft carrier Hornet by Mrs. Frank Knox, wife of the Secretary of the Navy. The new aircraft carrier slides down the ways into the water. A crowd in the foreground. Several people holding umbrellas. Shipyard scaffolding in the background. The carrier anchored in the James River. Two tugs near the carrier.
American Army forces heading to France during World War 1. U.S. Army troops embark from Newport News, Virginia for France in 1918 during World War I. View of the Newport News harbor. USS Madawaska in the foreground. Other ships in the background. The troops with their supplies embark on USS America. They walk up a gangplank. The troops on the deck of USS America. The troops climb on the mast.
U.S. 105th Field Artillery and 2nd Battalion Pioneers aboard USS America and USS Madawaska in Newport News, Virginia leave for Europe in 1918 during World War I. U.S. troops aboard USS America. The ship leaves from the Newport News. The troops of 2nd Battalion Pioneers and 105th Field Artillery aboard USS Madawaska. The troops on the deck wave.