Buildings in Newport, Rhode Island. A rocky shore and a driveway. Large buildings in a business district. Automobiles on a street. Pedestrians milling about on the street. A bunting draped house. Exteriors of a church and an inn. A streetcar moves on a road. A horse drawn carriage and numerous cars on a street. Exteriors of a mansion as traffic moves past it.
A yachting competition off the coast of Newport, Rhode Island. Several American yachts in water competing during the preliminary trials of the American Cup. The yachts moving on the water. A British yacht among the yachts. Men on the yachts.
Yachts being given final cleaning and checks before the America's cup race, in Newport, Rhode island. In opening scene, the racing yacht, Intrepid, is seen up on blocks, and surrounded by scaffolding, in a boatyard. "Intrepid New York" is inscribed on her stern. Several men stand nearby. Next, the Australian entry, "Dame Pattie," is also seen out of water, as her crew hoses down and cleans her hull. Change of scene shows others of her crew washing her sails with a hose and long-handles brushes, in a pool, at Vernon Court, which is serving as their headquarters during the event.
Rigid airship USS Los Angeles moored to a mast of a ship in Newport, Rhode Island. USS Los Angeles moving slowly into position for mooring above the USS Patoka. She maneuvers into position and is moored to the mast of the USS Patoka. The back of the airship. 'US Navy' written on the side of the Los Angeles. Small boats pass in the water. The nose of the airship moored to the mast.
Officer and sailors on board Navy torpedo boat, "Morris", in waters of Newport, Rhode Island. Sailors on the Navy torpedo boat "Morris"place large Whitehead torpedo into launching tube on deck. They fire the torpedo and it launches into the water in a cloud of smoke and speeds away leaving a foamy wake. Sailors then rotate the torpedo tube back along the gunwale.
Desron (Destroyer Squadron) 20 returns from Vietnam. Visitors and dependents at a shipyard in Newport, Rhode Island. The people around a refreshment table on pier no. 1. Some of the visitors and dependents sit on the steps below 'Welcome Home, Desron 20' sign. People look down over the pier from the deck of the USS Arcadia. A woman aboard the USS Arcadia. Part of the pier in the background. The refreshment table in the mid background. Dependents and children on the pier. They wait for the ships. Two women stand next to a large wooden reel of heavy rubberized wire. A brick building in the background. Three children well clothed for the cool weather. A mother and two young daughters on the pier. Dependents behind the roped off area waiting for the ships. USS Charles P Cecil (DD 835) approaches the pier. A quonset hut in the foreground. A mobile crane on the pier. Line handlers take a line from the men aboard the USS Cecil. Women wave. Varied signs held by many people. A young child holding a small balloon in her mother's arm. Some of the dependents applaud. Men on one of the DDs mans the rail, while the ship ties up. A large crowd of dependents on the pier behind roped off area. A man holds a sign reading: 'Welcome Home Johnny'. An officer walks down the pier. USS Brownson (DD-868) approaches in the mid background for tying up with a tug on the starboard side.