Damage due to a hurricane in Rhode Island, United States. Wrecked vehicles and equipment on streets. People gather on the streets. Rubbled houses and buildings. A wrecked car on a street.
Scenes from the New England Hurricane of 1938 (or Great New England Hurricane) (or Long Island Express) (or The Great Hurricane of 1938). Hurricane hitting U.S. Eastern Seaboard on September 21, 1938. The Coast from New Jersey to New England felt its effect. Cars and people drenched with water in streets. Policemen wade through hip deep water. New York is whipped by 70 mile-an-hour winds and the raging sea pouring tons of water far inland. A man retreats from a dock as waves pour water on him. Outcome of hurricane shows broken ships, downed trees, and devastation at the water front in coastal areas including Atlantic City, New London Connecticut, and Long Island. Firemen in New London Connecticut battle fires. Aerial view of destroyed shoreline and beached boats in New London. Broken cars crushed by fallen trees. Crowds gather to look at damage as a lone sentry guards against looting. Boats along the Atlantic Coast are destroyed. A boat is seen on a road in front of Merkel's Delicatessen. View of a train that was derailed by the hurricane on Long Island. Shot of a car that was carried far off a roadway and impaled on an upright beam.
U.S. Marine Honor Guard in dress uniform stands at attention on the ramp at Naval Air Station Quonset Point, Rhode Island, anticipating the arrival of President John F. Kennedy, and his party. They decide to reposition themselves, and march, at 'trail arms,' toward the camera. Many sailors and other naval personnel and families have turned out to see the President. They are lined up behind a rope across the ramp. Some children are seated on the ground. Camera focuses on some with closeups.Several members of a greeting party stand near steps positioned for placement against Air Force One, when it arrives. Governor John A. Notte, Jr. of Rhode Island strolls across the ramp to where State Rhode Island State Trooper, Robert F. Washburn Jr.(wearing number 18 on his uniform) and others, are standing around a table holding a large silver punch bowl. Trooper Washburn holds a matching silver goblet. A phalanx of photographers stands ready for the arrival. Air Force One lands (It is Douglas VC-118A, serial number 53-3240). White smoke is seen off to the side, as the President's arrival is greeted with cannon salute.
The Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron Training Center at Melville in Rhode Island, United States. A security guard opens the gate to let trainees in with their luggage. Two sailors stand next to a board that reads 'Motor Torpedo Boat Training Center'. A group of sailors marching. Officers walk with their baggage. A board reads ''Bulkeley Park'. Faces of naval officers. A lieutenant standing on a platform briefs a group of officers. A tree with white paint at its base in the foreground. The trainees listen to an announcement on a loudspeaker. A man gives out flag signals.
The Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron Training Center at Melville in Rhode Island, United States. Trainees get aboard a Patrol Torpedo Boat for the first time. An officer gives directions to the crew. The throttle of the boat placed in full speed. Wake on water surface as torpedo boats speed. Four torpedoes and a depth charger on the boat. A skipper calls the trainees forward and explains the operation of the wheel and other controls. He turns the wheel during a sharper turn. One of the trainees operates the wheel.
The Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron Training Center at Melville in Rhode Island, United States. Trainees play with a large ball. 'PT' written on the ball. A boxing championship with onlookers watching. A board reads 'Men Working' with trainees reading papers in the background. An officer looks through a sextant. The trainees speak over wireless phones. A trainee reads a book 'Rules of the Road'. The trainee bumps into an officer while walking on a road reading his book. They learn to handle large torpedoes.