USS Chowanoc (ATF-100) at Point Loma in San Diego, California. USS Chowanoc tows USS Philippine Sea (CVS-11). Three Large Harbor Tugs in view. USS Midway in the far background. Bow of the USS Philippine Sea. Tow cable lead to the bow chock. Four Large Harbor Tugs follow behind the USS Philippine Sea. Channel of San Diego in the background. Large Harbor Tugs at port side of the USS Philippine Sea. USS Chowanoc in the background. North Island in the background. Automobiles at the port.
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.
USS Chowanoc (ATF-100) at Point Loma in San Diego, California. USS Chowanoc tows USS Philippine Sea (CVS-11). Two small tug boats in the background. Bow of the USS Chowanoc with USS Philippine Sea being towed. Stern of the USS Philippine Sea. A small tug boat underway. Three Large Harbor Tugs in view.
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.
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.