An oil abatement experiment aboard USS Compton (DD-705) off the shore of Newport, Rhode Island. A small civilian tanker laying oil on the surface of water for the experiment resulting in an oil slick on the surface of water. Officers and men on the deck of USS Compton. A United States Coast Guard (USCG) H-52 Seaguard helicopter hovers over the water in the background. Crewmen walk back and forth in the foreground carrying bags of an oil abatement product. The H-52 hovers close over USS Compton. A bag of the product is handed over to a man on the deck. The man walks off. A USCG patrol boat in the open sea. Oil slick on the surface of water off the side of the destroyer. A man stands looking down over a side in the foreground. The product being dumped over the side from the bags. Grayish powder on the surface of water. Empty bags float on the surface of water. A weather deck passageway. An officer runs down the passageway. Smoke over water on the starboard side of the ship. A fire burns off the starboard bow. Black smoke rises. Men on the weather deck. The smoke fills the area in the background. Men rush with a fire hose. A fire burning on the surface of water. Smoke rises from the fire. The H-52 circles to photograph the fire. It hovers some distance from the fire. A little bit of smoke drifts from the fire as it stops burning. The smoke hangs over the surface of water after the fire has burned out.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Desron (Destroyer Squadron) 20 returns from Vietnam. At a shipyard in Newport, Rhode Island a sign reads 'Desron 20, Families and Friends Welcome Aboard Arcadia'. A refreshment table with cakes and dough nuts. An eight years old boy in a sailer suit is offered some refreshments. Children around the refreshment table. The boy has some coffee and cake. A young mother with a small child in her arms. A navy band plays on the pier. Dependents look on in the background. Dependents on the pier. Many of the dependents behind a roped off area. A woman is being interviewed by one of the radio or TV stations. Another DD approaches in the mid back for tying up. A man holding a small child waves. A part of the USS Arcadia seen in the background. Bow view of the USS Charles P Cecil approaching the pier. Line handlers haul a hawser towards a bollard in the mid foreground. They put a bow line around the bollard. Dependents behind the roped off area. An officer in a blue uniform. Smiling faces of the women dependents as the ship is tied up.