The film 'Meet The Fleet' shows young recruits at the Naval Training Center in San Diego, California. Opening scenes show the U.S. battleship USS Pennsylvania (BB-38). A Marine bugler, in dress blues,blows a call. He is followed by a Navy bosun's Mate who pipes the call, for all hands on deck. Sailors run to assemble on deck and stand inspection by ship's officers. Scene then shifts to the flag pole at the Naval Training Station for recruits, at San Diego, California, where the American flag is being raised. Recruits in white uniform stand saluting in the background. New young recruits arrive in a military truck. They get down from the vehicle with their baggage. A dramatization shows recruits looking around. They follow an officer. Potter from Kansas, wealthy Benson and poor Dan introduce each other.
Dramatization: Young U.S. Navy recruits in training at the Naval Training Center in San Diego, California. The recruits undergo various training exercises. Dramatization shows a group of recruits working as teams to climb a wall. A recruit runs through a semaphore training exercise and toward barracks. He reads from a paper and announces permission has been granted for the recruits to go fishing. The recruits in uniform on fishing boats at sea. New recruits joke around standing on the boat. Two recruits slip a fish down the shirt of a fellow recruit. A recruit (played by George Reeves - later "Superman") points to several Destroyers and mistakenly calls them Battleships. Another recruit points out a submarine. A commanding officer points out the view of North Island Naval Base, and the port and downtown area of San Diego. The recruits are fishing. An officer asks an enlisted man to pick up a blue tackle box and he picks up a yellow one instead.
Promotional documentary titled 'By The Way of Panama - California The Golden'. Describes views of California to be seen on a cruise from New York, via Panama. The sea shores of California with rocks and sand. A passenger ship sailing in the harbor of San Diego. Views of the San Diego Harbor. The ship, called the "Pennsylvania" reaches harbor of Los Angeles. The buildings and streets of the city of Los Angeles. A Hollywood film studio with shooting underway. Luxury homes of LA. The ship moves on to San Francisco. The harbor of San Francisco including Alcatraz Island in background. Views of the surroundings from a high ridge in San Francisco.
Testing of American seaplane fighter aircraft F2Y Sea Dart in San Diego Bay in San Diego, California. The F2Y Sea Dart taxis in San Diego Bay during a test flight. Buildings on the shore in the background. Several vessels sailing on the bay waters. The F2Y Sea Dart takes off from the bay.
Testing of American seaplane fighter aircraft F2Y Sea Dart in San Diego Bay in San Diego, California. The F2Y Sea Dart takes off from San Diego Bay during a test flight. View of the seaplane in flight. Aerial view of buildings. The seaplane lands and taxis on the bay waters.
The United States prepares for World War II. The Ryan School of Aeronautics in San Diego, California. U.S. Army Air Corps Ryan PT-16 trainer aircraft take off. An Air Corps Training detachment student in the cockpit. The aircraft in flight. The pilot makes the aircraft do turn about, rolls, spins and other aerobatics.