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.
An announcer on podium in front of battery of microphones during christening of USS Enterprise in Newport News, Virginia. Secretary of Navy William B Franke, Admiral Burke and others stand during playing of national anthem. Navy band plays national anthem. Scene of huge crowd. Scene of military salute. People take seats after playing of anthem. Mr. Blewett, President, Newport News Ship Building Company, gives opening address from podium. Crowd listens to speech. Secretary of the Navy puts on his glasses, begins his speech. Admiral Burke shakes hands with Mr. Franke on speaker's stand. Admiral begins his address. Admiral addressing crowd. Scene of spectators. Battery of photographers on a platform. Scene of Navy band. Invocation given by USN chaplain. Officers and VIPs bow heads during invocation and then take seats. Mrs. Franke at podium with Mr. Blewett. Mrs. Franke steps up on platform. Sponsor steps back after breaking champagne bottle across bow of Enterprise. Mr. Blewett walks down from launching platform. Mrs. Franke congratulated by unidentified women. Sponsor leaves platform. Mrs. Franke is congratulated by her husband and Admiral Burke. Secretary of Navy, Mrs. Franke, Admiral Burke and others pose for the photographers.
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.