Preparations for launch of the USS Hancock (CV-19) at Fore River Shipyard, Quincy, Massachusetts, on January 24, 1944. . Shipyard riggers removing supports from under the ship's hull. Platform at bow is decorated with bunting. Scene shifts to Brooklyn Navy Yard, New York, and the launching of the USS Missouri (BB-63), on January 29, 1944. Crowd gathered around the bow as the Missouri goes down the ways. Another change of scene to the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company of Newport News, Virginia. Here the ways are emptied following the launch of the Light Cruiser, USS Hancock (CL-81) on June 19, 1943. The Hancock can be seen in the water. Tugs attend to the newly launched Cruiser.
In preparation to launch the aircraft carrier,USS Hancock (DV-19) shipyard workers (Riggers) at the Fore River Shipyard, Quincy, Massachusetts, remove key supports from under her hull. On the upper side, workers use timber battering rams to loosen supports, while below, others use ropes to lower them. The platform at the ship's bow is covered in patriotic bunting. The ship begins to move down the ways, stern first, into the water. As she floats away, tugboats standby to assist.
Celebration for the launch of the U.S. Aircraft carrier USS Hanock (CV-19) at Bethlehem Steel Shipyards, Fore Rive, Massachusetts. Band plays on the pier. Band members dressed in white. Large crowd on the pier. Views from the deck of the USS Hancock as she goes down the ways during launch.
U.S. Destroyer Escort USS Brennan, DE-13,underway. U.S. navy crew aboard the ship. View at shipbuilding area of Bethlehem Steel in Quincy, Massachusetts. Keel is laid and shipbuilders busy on day 60 of construction of DE-677, the USS Frament. Scenes of construction. Welding steel plate. DE-677 is christened USS Frament and launched on June 28, 1943. Destroyer Escorts at pier, being fitted out. New ship's crew assembled on pier and boards for shakedown cruise. Supplies and munitions loaded on board the ship, including ammunition, depth charges, and torpedoes ("tin fish").
Mrs James Roosevelt christens a ship in Massachusetts. The daughter-in-law of President Roosevelt. christens the new Farragut ship in Quincy. Dignitaries stand with her. Ship slides down the ways at the Fore River shipyards.
Launch of the aircraft carrier USS Lexington at Fore River Shipyard, Quincy,Massachusetts, United States. The decorated aircraft carrier stands in the dock. A sign reads 'The navy wants this ship to replace the Lexington. Let's go. Fore River!' Several sailors who served on the 4th USS Lexington, are present for the launching. Mrs. T.D. Robinson, who also christened the 4th USS Lexington, does the honors for the newest one, and the aircraft carrier glides down the ways into Boston Harbor.