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.
Port bow section of USS Enterprise (CVAN-65) during its christening in Newport News, Virginia. Scene of launching platform. Crowd assembles in the yard prior to launching. Down to stand set up for VIPs. Officers, guests and spectators assemble for christening of first nuclear carrier. Visitors arriving. Scene of Marine Honor Guard, visitors and spectators. Secretary of Navy William B Franke inspects honor guard. Mr. Franke approaches speaker's platform. Dignitaries as well as Admirals greeted at the speaker's stand by Secretary of the Navy. Secretary stands with crowd on stand. Mrs. Franke stands to his right. Admiral Arleigh A Burke, CNO, conversing with Mr. Franke. Secretary takes seat next to his wife. Scene of Secretary of the Navy Admiral Burke, Admiral Robert L Dennison and other VIPs.
Marine honor guard stand at attention during christening of USS Enterprise in Newport News, Virginia. Scenes of cars. Mrs. Franke speaks with Marine officer. Sedan drives off. Marine honor guard at present arms. Secretary of the Navy William B Franke, Mr. Blewett stand in front of guard surrounded by spectators. Honor guard inspected by Secretary of Navy William B. Franke. Crowd looks on. Mr. Franke removes his hat and places it over his chest as he passes the color guard. Mrs. Franke escorted to her seat. Secretary of the Navy walks toward speaker's stand. Address completed by Secretary of the Navy. Admiral Arleigh A. Burke, Chief of Naval Operations, shakes hand with Secretary of the Navy on stand. Mr. Franke leaves. Admiral prepares to speak. Light-bulb sign "ENTERPRISE". Sign reads "CHRISTENING THE ENTERPRISE". Officers & VIPs rise for invocation. Partially lit sign. Mrs. Franke on speaker's stand with Mr. Blewett. Portion of USS Enterprise (CVAN-65) bow. Mrs. Franke christens ship from launching platform. She steps back as champagne splashes. Worker takes bottle. Mrs. Franke wipes her hands and leaves platform followed by Mr. Blewett. She is congratulated by three women at bottom of platform. USS Robert E Lee (SSBN-601) submarine afloat in drydock. Colors fly from stern. Jack flag flies from bow. SSBN Lee submarine fires water slug. Workers look on. Spray of water envelopes top section of submarine, clears. View from distance, with view of crowd, as USS Robert E. Lee fires the water slug.
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.