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Alice Davison, wife of Assistant Secretary of Navy for Air, christens the USS Essex (CV-9), and ship is launched from Virginia.

The U.S. Navy USS Essex (CV-9) aircraft carrier being launched from the Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding in Newport News, Virginia. The newly constructed USS Essex (CV-9) aircraft carrier in the Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding yards. Flags of the United States on the ship. People watch the ship as it is ready for launch. Alice Trubee Davison, wife of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Air Artemus L. Gates, with others christens the USS Essex (CV-9). USS Essex (CV-9) aircraft carrier being launched from the Newport News yards. The ship at sea.

Date: 1942, July 31
Duration: 59 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Various Buildings, Monuments and Landmarks of United States.

Views of various projects depicting man's creative engineering skills across the United States, including: The Indian Serpent Mounts, Ohio; Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance Headquarters, Connecticut; Mackinac Bridge, Michigan; Green Bank Radio Astronomy Antenna, West Virginia; Tanker "Manhattan" in the Northwest Passage; Chicago's Marina Towers, Illinois; NASA launch complex 39, Florida with a rocket in place; Watts tower, California; John Hancock Building, Illinois; Washington Monument; Dworshak Dam while under construction, Idaho; Newport Bridge, Rhode Island; U.S. Steel building, Pennsylvania; Mt. Glory Arch Bridge under construction in Wyoming; Johnson Wax Headquarters building, Wisconsin; Boeing 747 Factory Building Complex, Seattle Washington; A model of the proposed New Orleans Super Dome in Louisiana; Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel; Dulles International Airport, Virginia; Tyrone Guthrie Theatre, Minnesota; Westinghouse Headquarters building, Pennsylvania; Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, New Mexico; Gulf Life Tower, Florida; Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Wisconsin; a paddle style River boat on the Ohio River; an artist depiction of the under construction Mobile River Highway Tunnel, Alabama; the Westinghouse Desalinization Plant, Florida; Model of master plan for the city of Gary, Indiana; Gulf Oil's "Big Brutus" crane at work on a dig site (The 160-foot tall coal shovel known as the 1850-B was designed and built by Bucyrus-Erie in Hallowell Kansas, for the Pittsburg & Midway, or P&M Coal Mining Company. It is the only one of its kind ever built. The mining company was purchased by Gulf Oil in 1963, and subsequently went under The Chevron Mining umbrella); Knights of Columbus headquarters building, Connecticut.

Date: 1970
Duration: 2 min 29 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Launches of several U.S. Warships during World War II

Preparations for launch of the USS Hancock (CV-19) at Fore River Shipyard, Quincy, Massachusetts, on January 24, 1944. . Shipyard riggers removing supports from under the ship's hull. Platform at bow is decorated with bunting. Scene shifts to Brooklyn Navy Yard, New York, and the launching of the USS Missouri (BB-63), on January 29, 1944. Crowd gathered around the bow as the Missouri goes down the ways. Another change of scene to the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company of Newport News, Virginia. Here the ways are emptied following the launch of the Light Cruiser, USS Hancock (CL-81) on June 19, 1943. The Hancock can be seen in the water. Tugs attend to the newly launched Cruiser.

Date: 1944, January 24
Duration: 3 min 30 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
The launch of USS Enterprise at Newport News, Virginia, United States.

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.

Date: 1936, October 5
Duration: 1 min 9 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The USS Enterprise, world's biggest ship, joins the United States Navy in ceremonies at Newport News, Virginia.

The USS Enterprise, CVN-65,world's biggest ship, is commissioned in ceremonies at Newport News, Virginia. View of Enterprise in harbor. Planes on the deck of the ship. Sailors salute as dignitaries arrive for commissioning ceremony. John Bowden Connally, Jr., Secretary of Navy, officiates the ceremony. John Connally seen walking on the deck toward the podium area.

Date: 1961, November 25
Duration: 1 min 5 sec
Sound: Yes
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
 
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