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Ships of the U.S. Pacific Fleet including USS Evans at a Pacific harbor

Large number of U.S. Destroyers tied up close to one another in a harbor. Sailors engaged in routine duties. Clothing and gear hung along railings. One of the Destroyers is the USS Evans (DD-78). Sailor using semaphore flags on one ship. A battleship tied up at a pier. A bi-wing float plane descends to land near a ship. Heavy black smoke pouring from aft stack of a U.S. warship. U.S. Navy support vessels of various kinds. Footage date unknown; circa 1921.

Date: 1921
Duration: 1 min 58 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
United States battleship maneuvers near a Pacific ocean port

Rearward view from ship departing the scene, of U.S. warships in a Pacific harbor . Several commercial vessels moving about off the coast, including a 4-masted ship in the far distance. Sea condition is choppy, with whitecaps. View from stern of a large ship underway, with heavy wake behind. Two battleships maneuvering. Three warships maneuvering and a float plane descending to land near one. A battleship underway at high speed with heavy dense black smoke billowing from both stacks. The battleship (USS Oklahoma BB-37?) overtakes and passes the ship from which photos are being taken. Footage date is unknown; circa 1921.

Date: 1921
Duration: 2 min 40 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
German Battleship Ostfriesland is sunk by U.S. Army Air Corps bombers during test

A medium bomb (probably dropped by a U.S. Navy aircraft) is seen hitting the German Battleship Ostfriesland on July 20, 1921 in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, United States. A formation of U.S. Navy Curtiss F5L flying boats is seen in the air. The following day, July 21, 1921, 2000 lb. bomb is seen exploding near the Ostfriesland. The bomb is dropped by an airplane from an Air Corps unit commanded by Army Brigadier General Billy Mitchell (neither seen). Several other 2000 lb. bombs explode on and near the Ostfriesland, causing it to roll over and sink.

Date: 1921, July 21
Duration: 1 min 29 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
U.S. Navy air and sea forces battle the Japanese fleet during the Battle of Midway in June of 1942, during World War 2

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.

Date: 1942, June
Duration: 4 min 7 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. Task Forces attack Japanese forces and commanders of U.S. fleets communicate with each other in the Pacific Ocean.

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.

Date: 1945
Duration: 6 min 5 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. soldiers board a war ships and field artillery loaded on the ship in the Pacific Theater during World War II.

U.S. sea power in the Pacific Theater during World War II. U.S. ships in the Pacific Ocean. Animations depict U.S. campaigns on different islands. U.S. aircraft on an aircraft carrier. An aircraft takes off. Animation depicts U.S. advance in the Pacific Ocean. Soldiers walk in a line. They board a war ship. Field artillery including tanks and trucks loaded on the ship. Ships underway in the Pacific Ocean.

Date: 1945
Duration: 2 min 25 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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