The commissioning ceremony of USS Saratoga in New York, United States. A large banner with an insignia and 'USS Saratoga (CVA-60)' written on it. U.S. Navy Admiral Felix B. Stump, Admiral W. F. Halsey and other naval officers and civilians seated near a speaker's stand. Cadets in the background. A flag being hoisted on the mast of the ship. Naval officers and civilians salute the flag. A naval officer speaks into a microphone. The civilians watch the ceremony. A fleet of aircraft fly overhead. Commanding Officer of USS Saratoga Captain R. J. Stroh speaks into the microphone. Chief Warrant Officer Moses, Rear Admiral Roscoe Henry Hillenkoetter, C. R. Brown and Vice Admiral F. W. McMahon. Governor of New York William Averell Harriman speaks into the microphone.
Cars on a busy street in Saratoga, New York. People cross road. People stand on side pavement. Lincoln Bath House and a board outside the house. Horses run in Travers Stakes race. Beau Prince, the race horse wins the cup.
A horse race at the racing spa in Saratoga Springs, New York. The horse racers prepare to begin the race at the racing spa in Saratoga Springs. Officials seated on the stands. The race begins and the horses race on the track. A few officials look through binoculars. Three race horses moving ahead on the muddy track. The American-bred horse Equipoise with rider Sonny Workman races past the stands and reaches the finishing line. Equipoise, which won the Wilson Stakes, with the rider Sonny Workman on it, beside an official.
The commissioning ceremony of USS Saratoga in New York, United States. Dignitaries and officers in a line board USS Saratoga. A band plays aboard the ship. U.S. Navy Admiral Felix B. Stump, Admiral William F Halsey, U.S. Secretary of Navy Charles Thomas and other naval officers board the ship. A board in the background reads 'Home of Scharfer'. The officers converse with each other aboard the ship.
The commissioning ceremony of USS Saratoga in New York, United States. A large crowd seated on the ship deck during the ceremony. A model of USS Saratoga placed on a stand. Chief Warrant Officer Moses and other naval officers speak into microphone. A large silver cup on a table. Captain Robert Joseph Stroh speaks into the microphone. U.S. Navy Admiral Felix B. Stump, Admiral W F Halsey, Admiral Doil, Rear Admiral A. J. Mumma, Rear Admiral R. J. Cowdrey and Vice Admiral M. B. Gardener stand holding their hats. Naval officers go down one of the deck edge elevators.
Formal Commissioning Ceremony for USS Saratoga at Brooklyn Navy Yard, New York. 'USS Saratoga (SVA-60)' written with an insignia. Robert Joseph Stroh, Captain of the ship, laughs and poses. Decorated deck of the ship. A sailor sits on a sofa inside a cabin aboard the ship. Many ride the huge elevator up to the flight deck. People seated at the ceremony. Formations of Navy aircraft fly over the ship.