U.S. ships at Sao Miguel Island in the Azores Islands. Technician Mr. Fred New works on a teletype aboard USS Compass Island. The technician at work. A yellow paper in the machine in motion. Other technician aboard the ship. Two men in the background working on some equipment. The two men work on a plotting chart. The teletype is in direct communication with Tyros satellite. A technician hands over a teletype communication to navigator Paul Taylor and Dr. Chester L Buchanon who is a senior scientist. Both men are working on a plotting chart. A digital clock. The teletype in operation.
U.S. ships at Sao Miguel Island of the Azores Islands. Two small ships tied to a pier. A mobile crane on the pier loading equipment on a ship. Equipment coming aboard is Westinghouse ocean bottom scanning sonar. The equipment is lowered by the crane hook over the fantail of the ship. USS Preserver takes aboard the ocean bottom scanning equipment. USS Hoist is secured outboard of USS Preserver. Officers lean against gunwale aboard USS Compass Island. A steady line is attached to the cable directly above the crane hook. The ocean bottom scanning sonar is secured to a wooden platform setting on the deck. Some crewmen standing in the background on the deck of USS Compass Island. Insignia of Westinghouse painted on the side of the scanning sonar. Several crewmen move the scanning sonar platform into position for hoisting. Men spread out a cargo net.
U.S. ships at Sao Miguel Island in the Azores Islands. Crewmen in a boat underway. A crewman holds a walkie-talkie in hand. Two men in the background. The crewmen are wearing life-jackets and hard hats. USS Compass Island underway at sea in the background. USNS Mizar underway. A boat crew in a whale boat underway. USS Compass Island in the background. A small boat along the beam of USNS Mizar on the starboard side. A utility boat alongside the starboard side of USNS Mizar. A cargo net loaded with cargo is hoisted from the boat. Crewmen and a civilian using a dolly move equipment on the deck. An ocean bottom scanning sonar is situated on the deck of the ship.
United States Navy flying boat Curtiss NC during the first transatlantic flight offshore Newfoundland in the Atlantic Ocean. Curtiss NC planes taxi on water at Trepassey bay. Ships anchored in the background. Captain Toombs of the USS Aroostook (ID-1256) greets the aviators aboard the ship. Curtiss NC-1 floats next to the ship. Steam comes from engine. A balloon is released followed by a sextant. Curtiss NC aircraft takes off. A world map shows the location of Newfoundland,the Azores,Lisbon and Plymouth island. Animation depicts two aircraft making forced landings in water and Curtiss NC-4 lands on Azores. A wrecked aircraft near the island of Horta. Lieutenant Commander Bellinger and Commander of the USS Langley (CV-1) John Henry Towers. Curtiss NC-3 floats in water.
Closeup of a freighter steaming past the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor. Sailors riding on a commercial bus near the entrance to the U.S. Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia. Traffic at the road intersection.Sign identifying the base. Views of ships docked at the base. Flags flying outside the Headquarters of NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic (SACLANT). View of the great map room inside the headquarters. Officers from various NATO countries seated for a briefing conducted by A U.S. Navy Captain circa 1954. The most senior officers, including the first SACLANT, Admiral Lynde D. McCormick, step close to the map, where he speaks to the briefing officer. Closeup of the briefing officer moving images of aircraft over the map in the vicinity of the Portuguese Azore Islands. Closeup of straits of Gibraltar and then of Brest and Cherbourg on the coast of France; the Western approaches to the British Isles; the Norwegian coast; Iceland; Northern Labrador; the whole seaboard of Canada and the United States. View of waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Glimpse back to Admiral McCormick at the briefing map and then to a partially submerged submarine moving in water of the Atlantic. Narrator mentions subs of the 1960s. U.S. nuclear powered ballistic missile submarine launches a polaris missile. Final view of briefing map.erge.
USS Enterprise (CVAN-65) during the mission in Gulf of Tonkin in Vietnam. Several aircraft, sailors and other crew members on the deck area near the ship's island structure. Number 65 in bold written on the lower portion of ship's island and A-4FSkyhawk aircraft moving on the deck. Pilot McGraw walks from the ship's island towards another aircraft parked on the deck. Lieutenant Michael McGraw inspects the aircraft engine and climbs up the port side to check the air intake. He gets inside the cockpit, tightens shoulder harness, wears helmet, shuts the canopy and takes off. Two A-4F Skyhawk aircraft landing and several other aircraft parked in background. Pilot McGraw steps down the aircraft ladder, walks with Commander Robert J. Thomas, commanding officer of attack squadron 113 who congratulates him on his 200th mission. Pilot McGraw walks on the deck passing by several aircraft parked near the ship's island. Another crew member lying and relaxing on the deck.