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Engineers draw on sheets and workers make holes,cut metal sheets,weld while constructing SS America in Newport News, Virginia

Ocean liner SS America under construction in Newport News, Virginia. An engineer takes dimensions from the model of the ship. Engineers draw on sheets. Men make holes while constructing ship. A man cuts a metal sheet. Men wearing protective mask weld on the ship. Animation depicts the ship at sea.

Date: 1939, January 30
Duration: 35 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Mrs Roosevelt launches SS America at a harbor in Newport News, Virginia.

Mrs Roosevelt at launch of SS America. SS America, the largest liner ever built in the United States. A large crowd gathers at the harbor. Mrs Roosevelt is presented with flower bouquets. She launches the liner. Liner underway at sea. United States flag flying aboard on flag pole.

Date: 1939, August 31
Duration: 1 min 1 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Launching of Destroyer USS Dallas (DD-199), at Newport News, Virginia.

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.

Date: 1919, May 31
Duration: 19 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
A crowd at a shipyard in Newport News, Virginia during the launching of aircraft carrier Hornet (CV-12), during World War II.

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.

Date: 1943, August 30
Duration: 32 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
An announcer on podium in front of battery of microphones during christening of USS Enterprise in Newport News, Virginia.

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.

Date: 1960, September 24
Duration: 3 min 30 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
U.S. troops with their supplies depart for World War I duty on USS America and USS Madawaska at harbor in Newport News, Virginia.

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.

Date: 1918
Duration: 1 min 14 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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