Secretory of Navy Paul Nitze and other dignitaries on the commissioning of United States Ship America at Norfolk Naval Yard in Portsmouth, Virginia. Nitze speaks from a podium, ship's emblem behind him. Dignitaries and officials at the ceremony, seated in the hanger bay. Dignitaries seated on stage including Mrs. McDonald, wife of Naval Operations chief. Ceremony addressed by Secretory of State Dean Rusk, Captain Heyworth, Commanding Officer of CVA-66; and Governor Harrison of Virginia. Officer's choir sings in the ceremony. A sailor hoists U.S. National Flag as the ship is commissioned.
Secretory of Navy Paul Nitze and other dignitaries on the commissioning of United States Ship America at Norfolk Naval Yard in Portsmouth, Virginia. Governor Harrison of Virginia receives honors. Dignitaries depart from the ship after the commissioning ceremony is over. Chief of Naval Operations departs from ship. Side boys consisting of rated bosun salute him. Secretory of State, Dean Rusk departs after receiving honors. Secretory of Navy, Paul Nitze departs saluted by side boys.
Secretory of Navy, Paul Nitze and other dignitaries attend commissioning of aircraft carrier, USS America (CV-66) at Norfolk Naval Yard in Portsmouth, Virginia. Naval officers step from a limousine on the pier near the ship. Motorcycle escort leads a limousine to the side of the ship. Governor Harrison of Virginia steps from the car and climbs aboard the USS America. Secretory of State Dean Rusk arrives by car and boards. Other dignitaries arrive and board the USS America. View from a height of the wide flight deck of the USS America at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.
The commissioning ceremony of United States Ship America at Norfolk Naval Yard in Portsmouth, Virginia. Marine Honor Guard in ranks at parade rest during the ceremony. Ship's bandmaster and the band play near the hanger bay. Boarding guests include Governor Harrison of Virginia, Chief of Naval Operations followed by Admiral H.P. Smith and others. Vice Admiral Thach and others board the USS America. More Naval officers and ladies board the ship saluted by two navy men.
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.
President Johnson crowns Queen Luci at Azalea Festival in Norfolk,Virginia. Luci Baines Johnson, seated in a decorative float, arrives in the Azalea Festival. She waves towards the gathering. President of the United States Lyndon Baines Johnson and wife Lady Bird Johnson arrives at the festival. President crowns Luci as the Queen of the Azalea Festival.