Activities aboard ships docked at Philadelphia Naval Base in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Rear Admiral Schuirmann comes aboard the USS Philadelphia (CL-41) light cruiser prior to ceremony. American flag is lowered from the fore top of the USS Philadelphia. Naval officers await the ceremony to start. Brazilian flag is raised to fore top of the USS Philadelphia light cruiser. Brazilian and American Naval personnel salute. USS Philadelphia tied alongside pier. USS ST Louis (CL-49) light cruiser tied along the pier. American sailor in the foreground. Sailor salutes and Brazilian being flag raised to fore top of USS St. Louis.
View from above of the U.S. Navy Gato class submarine Redfin, at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, where it is being converted to a radar picket boat. Workers stand above the hull, which has been cut in half. Next, the two halves of the hull are seen being moved apart to facilitate addition of a 34 foot extension in the hull between the control room and the forward batteries. View of derricks and cranes around the Redfin and of Workers standing atop the boat's hull. Camera pans to closeup of one half of the boat as it is being winched away from the other, along a steel rail. View from below the bow. View from floor showing the two halves of the hull separated. Workers sketch diagram in chalk on floor of drydock. Scaffolding shown in place around the opening between the hull halves. Worker cutting steel plate with acetylene torch. A steel plate affixed to the hull, showing the name, USS Redfin (SSR-272) and the schedule for the project. The only item completed is the start date of May 1st. Workers engaged in fabricating the new section of hull.
A ceremony aboard the light cruiser, USS Philadelphia, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A Brazilian dignitary shakes hands with U.S. naval officers. The deck is completely filled with U.S. and Brazilian sailors and honored guests. A Catholic Priest blesses the newly commissioned ship. A U.S. Navy Admiral gives a speech. A sailor hoists the Brazilian flag on the mast of the former USS Philadelphia, now the Brazilian Barrosa (C-11) . The Brazilian official gives a speech. View from across the docks, of the Barrosa.
A ceremony aboard the Light Cruiser, formerly the USS Philadelphia ( CL-41) in the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania. A Brazilian official arrives at the Navy yard, by car and reviews an honor guard. U.S. and Brazilian sailors and officers in dress white uniforms stand at attention as the Official is welcomed aboard the ship. The deck is crowded with American and Brazilian Navy personnel and guests. Various protocols are followed and speeches given to effect the turnover and recommissioning of the ship, as the Brazilian Barroso (C-11). A Brazilian sailor hoists the Brazilian flag on the ship while a photographer takes pictures. A number of views of the Brazilian ship's company, including officers and crewmen. Brazilian Marines stand with rifles. U.S and Brazilian Naval officers socialize on the deck of the (now) Barroso.
A college football game between the Golden Bears of the University of California and the University of Pennsylvania at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. People gather in the stadium to watch the game. The game in progress. The crowd cheers and applauds. California wins the game 35-0.
United States Navy aircraft carrier Langley (CVL-27) being activated at Philadelphia Navy shipyard in Pennsylvania prior to transfer to France. A French officer and navy men on the pier at Philadelphia Navy yard. The officer reviews the navy men lined up on the pier. The officer at a blackboard in a classroom as he briefs the navy men.