King George V of Great Britain visits the Royal Navy's Hospital ship, HMHS Plassy, at Scapa Flow, in the Orkneys, on June 23, 1917, during World War 1. The original Lascar (Asian) crew of the P&O (Peninsular and Oriental) ship , is seen lined up, in whites, on the deck of the Hospital ship, as King George walks past them, slowly ,accompanied by captain, Edward de Walrond Wells Bruce, and officers of the ship's company. On another deck, the King and his party stop to greet the uniformed medical staff, including nurses. An aide introduces each medical staff person by name, and the King shakes hands with each and converses briefly with some. The King visits wounded in the ship's medical ward. He converses with one patient, before proceeding to visit others.
View of British battleship HMS Queen Elizabeth at Scapa Flow with the Grand Fleet during World War 1.. King George V visits HMS Queen Elizabeth. He talks with Fighting Admiral Sir David Beatty aboard the deck. Admiral Beatty's staff and officers pose with the King for a group photograph. King George V visits staff, sailors and officers aboard HMS Barham. Sailors march on the deck. Ship's guns in the foreground. King George talks with staff and officers. (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)
Admiral Sir Doveton Sturdee awaits the arrival of King George V aboard the battleship, HMS Hercules, at Scapa Flow, Orkney Islands, during World War 1. Admiral Sturdee greets the King. The King talks to staff and officers aboard Hercules. Sailors marching on the deck, salute the King and the Admiral. (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)
British Vice Admiral William Pakenham, Commander of the Battle Cruiser Force, is made a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order, by King George V, during his visit to the British battleship HMS Queen Elizabeth at Scapa Flow, Orkney Islands, during World War 1. (The knighting ceremony was the first one aboard a ship since the year 1794.) Following the ceremony, the entire ship's company is seen assembled on deck of the HMS Queen Elizabeth in formation for a formal farewell to King George V on his departure. The officers and sailors stand at attention and then remove their hats and cheer the King, three times. View from a rapidly moving vessel, of HMS Queen Elizabeth silhouetted against the sun as she steams underway, in the distance. Closeup of British white ensign fluttering in breeze. (Note: Slate at start of film incorrectly gives the Vice Admiral's name as Falenham.) (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)
King George V in visit to the Grand Fleet at anchor in Scapa Flow, Orkney Islands, Scotland, during World War 1. View from above, of funnel and wireless apparatus atop a Queen Elizabeth-class British Battleship, during World War 1. Other warships in the background. Four of the Battleship's BL 15 inch Mark I guns are seen with barrels closed by plugs. Sailors walk past the guns. A mascot dog eating a treat while perched in the open barrel of a gun. Three of the Ship's officers display a moose head received from the Canadian Government. Group of ship's officers pose standing on deck while several sit down holding their mascot dog and cat. The moose head is displayed behind them. The seated officers tease the cat and dog by making them confront each other. Change of sequence, to a royal visit by King George V to the Grand Fleet. British Admiral Sir David Beatty, Commander of the Grand Fleet, is seen standing with British Admiral of the Fleet, Sir Frederick Charles Doveton Sturdee, on the deck of a British battleship.They are joined by another officer, as King George V paces back and forth past them, in earnest conversation with the ship's captain. Scene shifts to Admirals Beatty and Sturdee, conversing with other high ranking British Naval officers. Next, sailors are seen boarding steam launches, at a pier, for return to their respective ships, after shore leave. The launches proceeding out to the ships. (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)
U.S. Army Air Service Douglas World Cruisers (DWC) in the Orkney Islands during their first flight around the world. Animated map of the Atlantic Ocean: "6th Division, London to Washington, DC, 4,615 miles'. A cruiser in water. Personnel in the foreground. The cruiser as it takes off from water and leaves Brough, England. A naval personnel looks through a telescope. Three cruisers in flight. Lieutenant Lowell H. Smith is the first to land at Houton Bay, Orkney Islands. The cruiser lands on water. Two cruisers on water. A small boat is pulled up to the aircraft. The last stop before the hop across the Atlantic: Views of a naval vessel. The pilots and naval officers as they alight from the vessel. Greetings are exchanged.