Homecoming of the USS Valley Forge (CV-45) in San Diego, California. Wives of the sailors wave as USS prepares to tie up at quay wall. Mayor of San Diego Joshua H. Bean speaks. Consul of Sweden, Waldo Homburg speaks. Consul of Norway speaks. Flags of both those nations and State flag of California are seen. Vice Admiral Sprague speaks. Miss California stand with flowers and waves. Spectators in the background. A band plays. (Presence of the Scandinavian representatives may be related to the cooperation of USS Valley Forge and other U.S. Naval vessels, during production of the motion picture "Windjammer" about the voyage of the Norwegian training vessel, Christian Radich.) Note: Korean war demands required the USS Valley Forge to resupply and sail again on December 6, 1950.
Loading activities aboard the United States aircraft carrier Bataan in San Diego, California. Aircraft carrier Bataan moored to the dock with cars parked in the foreground. Marines embark onto the carrier. United States F-84 aircraft being hoisted aboard. F-84 on the deck of the carrier. A band plays on the deck of the carrier. Bataan gets underway. Men at the bow of the ship. A tug pushes the stern of the Bataan around. City of San Diego in the background.
Loading activities aboard the United States aircraft carrier Bataan in San Diego, California Stern area of United States aircraft carrier Bataan with crew in gun spoons before leaving the dock. Gangway being removed from Bataan. Carrier leaves quay wall with officers and families in the foreground as they watch the carrier Bataan as it leaves the San Diego harbor. A tug pushes the stern of the carrier.
Homecoming of USS Valley Forge (CV-45) in San Diego, California. Men at quarters aboard the ship. The Mayor of San Diego Joshua H. Bean speaks. The Consul of Sweden, Waldo Homburg comes to speak. Wives greet their sailor husbands on the dock. The sailors kiss and hug their wives and children.
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.
Homecoming of the USS Valley Forge (CV-45) in San Diego, California. High ranking U.S. Naval officer and crew members stand at the deck of the ship and look at the score board at ship. This includes Vadm Sprague, Group Commander and Captain of the ship and Radm Hoskins. Vadm Sprague stand with flowers received from Miss California and smell it. Destroyer moored to the ship. Sailors come down gangway. Sailor on dock kisses his wife and daughter.