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.
Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects to build better cities in Massachusetts, United States. Testing of steering ability by a test operator provided by WPA. Traffic signs and street lights being erected by WPA workers. City's elevated system being constructed by them. Methods of preventing silicosis among granite workers being tested at Quincy. Breeches buoy rescue practice being conducted by the Coast Guard on Cape Cod.
Launch of two aircraft carriers and a battleship in the United States during World War II. People gathered at shipyards of New York Shipbuilding Corporation for the launch of the USS Belleau Wood (CVL-24). Sponsor Mrs. Thomas Holcomb seen with U.S. Marine Corps General Thomas Holcomb. Mrs. Holcomb christens the ship as it launches. Scene shifts to Fore River Shipyard in Massachusetts and launching of the USS Bunker Hill (CV-17). The aircraft carrier slides down skids into the water. Scene shifts to Philadelphia Naval Shipyard on the same day, December 7, 1942, as the launching ceremony for the Battleship USS New Jersey (BB-62). Carolyn Edison, wife of New Jersey Governor Charles Edison is seen christening the ship and it then slides into the water. Two boats underway in the background assist with positioning the Battleship.
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.
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").
The fourth presidential election debate held between Democratic nominee Senator John F. Kennedy and Republican nominee U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon in New York, United States on 21st October 1960. ABC news correspondent Quincy Howe speaks during the debate and asks Vice President Richard Nixon to give his closing statement. Vice President Nixon opposes Senator Kennedy's statement that American is standing still. He says more houses and classrooms have been built, there has been a progress in civil rights and progress in field of slum clearance in Eisenhower's Administration which is more than in the previous administration. He says the United States should extend freedom to the world. He says that there were eleven dictators in Latin America in 1953 and now there are only 3 left. Nixon also talks about free government in Africa. He says that America will move ahead with the kind of leadership that we can provide in these years ahead. Correspondent Quincy speaks. He says that the opening statements by both candidates ran eight minutes each. The closing statements ran four minutes, thirty seconds. The order of speaking was reversed from their first joint appearance, when they followed the same procedure. A panel of newsmen questioned each candidate alternately. The first discussion dealt only with domestic policy. This one dealt only with foreign policy. As members of a new political generation, Vice President Nixon and Senator Kennedy have used new means of communication to pioneer a new type of political debate.