Responsibilities and assets of NATO's SACLANT. View from cockpit of aircraft landing on deck of U.S. aircraft carrier USS Bennington (CVA-20). Scenes of Atlantic ocean. Periscope of submarine breaks surface. View through periscope. American convoy underway during WWII in the Atlantic Ocean. Enemy submarine launches torpedo. Ships being struck by torpedoes. Underwater view of submarine. A torpedoed ship sinking. Views of empty Nazi submarine pens. A Douglas DC-4 passenger airplane passes by the Empire State building, while in flight over Manhattan Island, New York City. Steamships in terminals on the Hudson River. Tug boats and barges in New York harbor. Ocean-going cargo ships pass by the Statue of Liberty. Vehicular traffic in the streets of Norfolk, Virginia. A sign reads 'US Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia'. View of ships and harbor at Norfolk Naval Station. Headquarters of the Supreme Allied Commander, Atlantic (SACLANT). NATO officers in the "great map room of SACLANT" at the Headquarters. World map placed on a wall. Scene from 1952: U.S. Navy Captain briefs Admiral Lynde D. McCormick, Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet and also SACLANT. Map shows areas of SACLANT responsibility extending around the Atlantic from Southern Europe around past Iceland to the maritime provinces of Canada and down to the U.S. coast.. Surfaced submarine launches Regulus missile. Scene from 1960: U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Independence (CV-62) underway. Aircraft parked aboard the aircraft carrier. View of Naval Air Base at Oceana, Virginia. Douglas F4D flies above runway as another lands. Navy F8 aircraft parked on ramp. Canadian Naval Base at Halifax, Nova Scotia, with views of derricks, cranes, piers, and warships.
Bandleader-Aviator, Roger Wolfe Kahn, son of multimillionaire banker, Otto Kahn, sits in a 1930 Bellanca CH-400 Skyrocket airplane. He taxis and takes off, flying from New York to Norfolk Virginia, where he makes a daring low altitude test of system for in-flight pickup of mail. He swoops to within a few yards of the pickup point, and snags a mail satchel suspended atop a building only 102 feet high, The mail pouch is delivered by air drop in a field, where it is picked up by a man who places it in a car and drives away. (Note: This actual airplane, Bellanca NC 7084, is being restored by its owner, Dan Cullman of Kent, Washington.)
After failing to find Bermuda on their first flight frim North Beach,Queens, New York, pilot, Mrs. Beryl Hart, and navigator, Lieutenant William S.MacLaren, U.S. Naval Reserve, were forced back to the U.S. where they landed at Norfolk, Virginia. MacLaren replaced his broken sextant, and the pair are seen starting out on their second attempt (this one successful). The pair are seen in flight clothing, with helmets and goggles prepare for the flight. They pose in the cockpit of their Bellanca CH 300, high wing, twin float seaplane, the "Tradewinds." They smile and wave to the camera. The engine starts, and the seaplane taxis over the water and accelerates to flying speed. They break contact with the water and fly off at a moderate rate of climb.
U.S. destroyers of Squadron 14, depart Norfolk, Virginia for the Mediterranean, in October, 1922.
Map showing the Mediterranean Sea and surrounding countries, from the Straits of Gibralter, and East to Black Sea and Red Sea. Various sea navigation routes are depicted through the water areas. U.S. Navy Clemson class destroyer, taking on supplies in Norfolk, Virginia. Sailors carrying sacks of supplies over their shoulders from a dock onto the ship. Women seen waving at the USS Barry (DD-248) in October 1922, as she departs Hampton Roads, Virginia, for the Mediterranean, to serve with the U. S. Naval Detachment in Turkish Waters. View of USS Kane (DD-235) with sailors lined up on her foredeck. View from stern of a Squadron 14 destroyer, of the USS Hatfield (DD-231) followed by the USS Barry (DD-248). View from bridge of a destroyer, as officer looks through binoculars at five other destroyers of Squadron 14, underway in a line. Sailors on deck of destroyer practice handling of small arms and on of the ship's 5-inch guns. Sailors spin propellors on tail of a torpedo and load it into one of a battery of three launching tubes. Sailors exercise by throwing a medicine ball.View from destroyer of 5 destroyers in line, astern, the first being USS Overton (DD-239). View from a destroyer as the Squadron enters harbor at Gibralter. Sailors climbing upon concrete pier from a long boat. Buildings on steep hills of Gibralter. The USS Hatfield and the USS Gilmer (DD-233) on either side of a supply ship. Views of Destroyer Squadron 14 ships anchored, along with other warships off Constantinople (Istanbul)in the Bosphorus straits. View from a high point in Constantinople. Camera pans over city and warships in the Bosphorus.
Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court Hugo Black in Norfolk, Virginia. The supreme court's newest appointment Hugo Black of Alabama returns from European trip to Norfolk, Virginia. Bow of the ship. People aboard the ship. Justice Hugo stand with officials. They pose for photographers. He speaks and then gets into car.
United States ships at pier in Norfolk, Virginia. A 'WTAR' TV cameraman behind his camera photographs USS Northhampton (CC-1) (formerly CLC-1) with crew manning the rail while the ship is at dock. Views of USS Northampton with crew awaiting arrival of President Kennedy and his party. Military personnel and members of press on the pier for the arrival of President of the United States John F. Kennedy at the Naval Operating Base in Norfolk. Superstructure of USS Northampton. President Kennedy goes aboard submarine USS Thomas A Edison (SSBN-610) surrounded by officers. President Kennedy in a tubular type elevator. The elevator is lowered slowly. President Kennedy disappears below decks in the special elevator. President Kennedy comes up the special elevator to the weather deck. An officer and two enlisted personnel stand near the special elevator. A U.S. Navy Piasecki HUP-3 helicopter hovers in the background over water. President Kennedy gets out of the elevator and walks over the deck. Ford Thunderbird cars on the pier.