World War 1 era: U.S. Navy sailors tie two motor launches together and step from one to the other. Sailors aboard a motor launch underway. Sailors line deck of a ship to watch maneuvers at sea. Warships steaming in the distance. Sailors line up in formation on deck of ship, with warships in distant background.
Line of U.S. battleships, including 1917 class (New Mexico class) such as the USS Idaho, USS Mississippi, USS New Mexico. Image of U.S. Capitol in Washington seen. U.S. Navy sailors parading in Washington, DC. Crowd gathered at Washington monument. Sailors on signal bridge of a U.S. warship, hoisting signals. Ships in distance. U.S. Navy sailors, aboard a destroyer, launching depth charges which explode and produce upsurge of water, behind the vessel. Sailors hurrying to their battle stations.
U.S. battleships carry out live fire exercises in the Pacific Ocean. Sailors in a boat set up targets. Battleship fires at targets and shells burst all around them, as seen from the air. Water-level view of floating target cluster. Battleships firing 14 inch guns at targets.
The Japanese Navy and U.S. Navy in combat in the Pacific Ocean during the Battle of Midway in World War II. On June 3rd 1942 : U.S. amphibious aircraft take off from a catapult. A sailor observes through binoculars from a ship deck. A convoy of Japanese ships in the Pacific ocean. A pilot in the cockpit of the U.S. Navy aircraft in flight. A man beside the control panel. The Pacific Fleet Admiral Chester William Nimitz on a ship. The United States sailors work on the ship deck. The sailors inside a cabin on the ship. Men walk out of the cabin to the deck. The men load a bomb in bomb bay of an aircraft. The ammunition on the deck. The aircraft takes off from the carrier deck. U.S. Navy ships attacked by Japanese aircraft. Smoke rising from an aircraft carrier in the Pacific ocean. U.S. ships fire at Japanese planes. A Japanese plane crashes into the ocean. A parked U.S. plane bounces to side of aircraft carrier after explosions and turbulence and nearly falls off edge. Dramatic close view of a Japanese aircraft hit while closing in on a U.S. Navy carrier. A wing tears off and the Japanese plane crashes into the ocean right beside the U.S. Navy carrier. Gun camera footage of U.S. Navy aircraft attacking the Japanese naval fleet. Japanese ships burning and smoking. Views of disabled Japanese ships off the Midway atoll. U.S. soldiers on deck of ship after the battle.
The Battle of Leyte Gulf in the Pacific Ocean during World War II. Aerial view of the Pacific Ocean. A U.S. aircraft takes off from a carrier. The aircraft in flight. Naval guns being fired from ships underway in the Pacific. Animation depicts lack of communication between American forces. Ships underway. Animation depicts the cause of surprise enemy attack on American forces. Men look on monitors tracking enemy forces. Japanese ships underway in the Pacific. U.S. 7th Fleet ships underway. Animation depicts positions of U.S. Task Forces. Commander of U.S. 7th Fleet Admiral Thomas Cassin Kinkaid receives a dispatch from Commander of U.S. 3rd Fleet. Battleships underway in the Pacific Ocean. Animation depicts organized Task Force 34 and Task Force 38 pushing on. Animation depicts the various possibilities of American Task Force attack over the Japanese forces.
Scenes of U.S. warships in World War I. Sailors take calisthenics, on deck, aboard Pennsylvania class U.S. battleship underway in Atlantic ocean, as viewed from above her three-gun upper turret. Different time and place: British Admiral David Beatty welcoming officers of the U.S. Ninth Battleship Division upon their arrival to join the Grand Fleet, in 1917, at the Firth of Forth, in Scotland. Admiral Beatty giving a welcome speech to officers and sailors of the Ninth Battleship Division, aboard the USS New York.
US destroyer Manley (DD-74) camouflaged in Firth of Forth. Different place and time: Sailors hold on to lines as they watch a U.S. destroyer pass at high speed, and a Battleship following. U.S. warships signal each other using lights and morse code. Battleship passes at high speed.