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Launching, naming, and outfitting newly built Liberty Ships in Sausalito, California

A new ship, named "Bold Creek" is ready for a launch out of Sausalito California shipyards (or Richmond California). A ceremony takes place. A formation of crew members welcome guests by saluting them. The guests climb a platform and Christen the ship which slides down the ways into the water. Work commences immediately on another ship in the same place. Another ship is launched (number 22 on its bow). The yard launches 5 ships per day for two years. A ship is moved by a boat called a "sea mule." into a line of ships being outfitted. After being outfitted with everything for operation and living, a Liberty ship departs on its maiden voyage.

Date: 1944
Duration: 3 min 8 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Houseboats docked in Sausalito, California

Houseboats along water front in Sausalito. View of the San Francisco Bay. View of the houses and buildings in Sausalito. Boats at dock. People enter a house boat in Sausalito.

Date: 1985
Duration: 1 min 1 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Construction of Liberty Ships vital to War Effort in World War 2

World War II Liberty Ships that carry war materiel like guns,tanks and planes, in the Marine Shipyard in Sausalito, California, across bay from Richmond California shipyards. View of Vice Admiral Emory Scott Land (retired), speaking about the need for ships, and more ships, for the war effort. Among Liberty ships shown are Billy Mitchell, George Chamberlain, Waslater, Cermak and Charles Summer. Ships with bow numbers 434, 432, and others lined up under construction. View of Senate bill 3500, Merchant Marine Act of 1936 authorizing merchant ship building to support commerce and National Defense. Marine architects and engineers work with blueprints and models to optimize design for fleet of merchantmen that would eventually be called "Liberty Ships." National Posters seen. One shows burly shipyard worker with sledge hammer and reads: "Swing it Brother." Another shows convoy of ships at sea and reads: "You Build ''em. We'll sail 'em." Construction begins. Timbers, plates, anchors , engines, steel blades, and other of the hundred thousand items needed build a ship. Crowds of Shipyard workers leaving after a work shift. A sign on building reads,'It can and will be done', and another, under which workers walk advertises war bonds . Shaping metal with gas torches. Fabricating ribs of steel. Spray painting. A woman welder named Mary Smith, welding with torch. Cutting steel using patterns and torches. Fabricating bulkheads. Riveting. Derricks lift heavy assemblies.

Date: 1944
Duration: 5 min 40 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Role of Iron and steel in construction of Liberty Ships. Use of cranes for heavy construction during World War 2.

Building a Liberty Ship in California shipyards (Sausalito or Richmond) during World War II. Raising an 8-ton steel mast from which a ship's boom will extend for loading operations. The gantry crane operator seen in control cabin. A house of steel is built to sit on the deck of an attack transport ship. It is lifted with the help of crane and put into the ship. Several cranes are used to move a 100 ton, 4000 horsepower diesel engine into place in the ship's hold.

Date: 1944
Duration: 1 min 38 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
 
A man inside a submarine released from a ship to bring sunken silver in Sausalito, California.

A submarine in Sausalito, California. A man gets inside the submarine. Sailors release the submarine in water from a ship to bring sunken silver from the San Francisco bay. The submarine comes floating to the shore. Men help the man in the submarine to come out of it. The man with an oxygen mask stands near the submarine.

Date: 1936, March 9
Duration: 1 min 12 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Americans voting and electioneering in national election on November 7, 1944, during World War II.

On November 7, 1944, during World War 2, citizens of Marblehead, Massachusetts, United States, are seen entering the Old Town House (built in 1727) to cast ballots in 40th quadrennial presidential election (in which incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt is running for an unprecedented 3th term). Scene shifts to inside a polling place, where voters stand in booths to privately mark their ballots. Others are seen depositing their marked, folded paper ballots in a collection box, as they finish voting. Closeups of several aged voters. One, an African American man, the narrator says is old enough that he was sold as a slave early in his life. Scene shifts to a full-blooded Native American Indian voter in Maryland, entering his polling place to cast a ballot. An old man who is a United States Civil War veteran, is shown sitting on a bench in a park in Los Angeles California, with friends. He holds a newspaper and wears a Civil War Union cap. A U.S. soldier wearing field uniform and steel helmet, looks at a bulletin board containing State-by-State voting information. A Technical Sergeant marks his paper ballot and leaves to mail it. A soldier takes an oath confirming legitimacy of his ballot as he turns it in at a military collection site. Sign in commercial establishment window of a U.S. town declares "Election Today." A bank window sign reads: "this Bank will observe Election Day, Tuesday, November 7th, a Legal Holiday." Sign in Bar window reads: "Bar Closed during Election Hours, Tuesday, Nov.7, 1944. Will Open at 9 PM." Republican political party workers advertise for their Presidential candidate, Thomas E. Dewey. Democratic political party workers drive a truck towing a trailer office plastered with advertisements for their candidate, Franklin Roosevelt. Republican and Democratic party voter information booths are seen next to one another where advertise their respective candidates to passersby on the sidewalk. A voting place identified by white wash sign on a window, and another, in a rural setting, by a sign pointing to it on a fence post. More signs and voters showing sentiments for their candidates. One displays a picture of Dewey on his car. A woman wears a large Roosevelt button on her sweater. Views of more imaginative signs for candidates and for ballot issues. People discussing ballot issues on the streets.

Date: 1944, November 7
Duration: 2 min 37 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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