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Workers on flight deck as USS Shangri La (CV-38) on ways during her launching in Portsmouth, Virginia.

USS Shangri La (CV-38) at Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Virginia during her launching. Ground views of USS Shangri La (CV-38) on ways. Workers in the foreground. Ground views of Shipyard. Workers on dock wave to workers on flight deck of ship.

Date: 1944, February 24
Duration: 2 min 7 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Tugboats come alongside as USS Shangri La is launched at Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Virginia.

USS Shangri La (CV-38) launched at Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Virginia. USS Shangri La is launched. Tugboats come alongside of the ship.

Date: 1944, February 24
Duration: 2 min 12 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Mrs. Doolittle poses with bottle, christens USS Shangri-La as it is launched at Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Virginia.

USS Shangri-La (CV-38) is christened at Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Virginia. Mrs. James H. Doolittle, Miss McClellan, Rear Admiral Felix X. Gygax, and Captain Mauch pose. Miss McClellan speaks into a microphone. Admiral Gygax speaks at microphone. Mrs. Doolittle poses with champagne bottle, christens ship, ship is launched. Ground views of ship in water. Tugboats alongside and workers on flight deck. Workers on dock. ("Lost Horizon" author, James Hilton, who created the word Shangri-La, is present on the platform behind Mrs. Doolittle and was a special guest that day.)

Date: 1944, February 24
Duration: 4 min 47 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Spectators and photographers during launching of USS Shangri La (CV-38) at Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Virginia.

USS Shangri La (CV-38) at Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Virginia during her launching. USS Shangri La on ways, workers on flight deck. Anchor chains. Spectators during launching of Shangri-La. Photographers take photos.

Date: 1944, February 24
Duration: 1 min 41 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Dignitaries and guests arrive for the commissioning of the Aircraft Carrier, USS America (CV-66), at Portsmouth Naval Yard, Virginia

Secretory of Navy, Paul Nitze and other dignitaries attend commissioning of aircraft carrier, USS America (CV-66) at Norfolk Naval Yard in Portsmouth, Virginia. Naval officers step from a limousine on the pier near the ship. Motorcycle escort leads a limousine to the side of the ship. Governor Harrison of Virginia steps from the car and climbs aboard the USS America. Secretory of State Dean Rusk arrives by car and boards. Other dignitaries arrive and board the USS America. View from a height of the wide flight deck of the USS America at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.

Date: 1965, January 23
Duration: 58 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Speakers and other dignitaries on commissioning of United States Ship America at Norfolk Naval Yard in Portsmouth, Virginia.

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.

Date: 1965, January 23
Duration: 2 min 9 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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