Waterfront near facilities of Norfolk boat builder, John H. Curtis, who perpetrated a hoax during the search for Charles Lindbergh's kidnapped son. (Curtis falsely claimed he was contacted by kidnappers who held the child on a yacht.) A wooden motor cabin boat is seen docked. The camera pans along the river past boats and a Security Storage building in the background. it focuses on the Curtis building and boatyard. A sign identifies it as "J.H. Curtis Boat & Engine Corp."
View of Christ Episcopal Church (now Christ and Saint Luke's Episcopal Church) at 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk, Virginia. (The church is notable because, the Very Reverend Harold Dobson-Peacock, Dean of this church was an innocent participant in a hoax perpetrated by Norfolk boat builder, John Hughes Curtis, during the search for Charles Lindbergh's kidnapped son. Curtis fabricated a story about being contacted by kidnappers who held the child on a yacht. His hoax put officials and Lindbergh, himself, in a fruitless search for the phantom boat.)
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.
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.
U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Intrepid (CVS-11) departs for Vietnam from NOB, Norva pier 12 of Naval Station in Norfolk, Virginia. USS Intrepid underway at a sea. Aircraft parked on the center portion of the flight deck of the aircraft carrier. NOB piers and shoreline of Norfolk in far background. A view of the starboard quarter. The ship passes over the Chesapeake Bay Tunnel complex.
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.