Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii during World War II. Destroyer USS Shaw's forward magazines explode in a large fireball. USS California after oil fire drifts clear. USS Blue heads down a channel past burning oil fires for sea. Capsized USS Oglala sunken in the foreground. USS Shaw burns in the background. A Japanese aircraft overhead is fired on. Heavy flak in the air. A shrapnel falls in water just off 1010 dock. Battleships in the background. A row of battleships shows USS Maryland, USS Oklahoma, USS Tennessee, USS West Virginia and USS Arizona. USS California settling in water.
Scenes from Task Force of U.S.Naval warships en route for the invasion of Sicily in World War 2, as filmed from the destroyer USS Nelson, DD-623. Fueling operations between the fleet oiler USS Chemung, AO-30, the destroyer USS Nelson, DD-623 and an unknown Baltimore Class light cruiser. The crew of the USS Nelson cast off from the USS Chemung. A signalman controls a signal light as the USS Nelson pulls ahead of the USS Chemung. Port side of the attack transport USS William P. Biddle, APA-8, with more of the convoy in the background. Stern and port side of the attack transport USS Susan B. Anthony, AP-72. On the USS Nelson, DD-632, looking aft at the starboard dual mounted 40-mm bofors anti-aircraft gun and number three turret for a 5"/38 dual purpose gun. On the USS Nelson, DD-632, looking aft at the fan-tail and depth-charge racks. Crew members washing clothes, sunning, relaxing and with two on watch with sound-powered phones.
Several American Destroyers (DD) underway in the during a Presidential Fleet Review as seen from USS North Hampton (CLC-1) with the President on board (not seen). The review line of destroyers includes, USS John Paul Jones (DD-932), USS Rooks (DD-804), USS Miller (DD-535), USS Hood (DD-655),USS Remely (DD-688), USS Barton (DD-722), USS Newman K Perry, USS Putnam (DD-757), USS Hanley (DD-762) and USS Willard Keith (DD-775).
USS Hanson (DD-832) and USS Mansfield (DD-728) during Operation Sea Dragon in Vietnam. A 0-1A type spotter plane flying in sky to spot enemy batteries for USS Hanson and USS Mansfield. A signalman sends light message by flashing light. USS Mansfield underway in water in a zigzag path. USS Hanson far off in background of USS Mansfield. A crewman stands by the life-line wearing his flak-jacket and helmet. Firing from a 5-inch mount. USS Hanson also firing its 5-inch mount. Shoreline in far background. DD-832 fires. USS Mansfield fires as USS Hanson is seen in far background.
Activities aboard a ship docked at Philadelphia Naval Base in Philadelphia. Ships in Reserve Fleet Basin. USS Brooklyn (CL-40) light cruiser in the foreground. Stern view of USS Brooklyn and USS Nashville (CL-43). Ships tied side by side. United States and Chile Naval officials with State Department representatives on deck of USS Brooklyn. Navy band plays. American flag lowered and the Chilean Flag is raised aboard the USS Brooklyn. Chilean flag raised aboard the USS Nashville. United States Navy Rear Admiral Roscoe E Schuirmann hands ships papers to Chilean Ambassador Felix Nieto Del Rio. Chilean flag fly at masts of the USS Nashville and USS Brooklyn. Chilean officers inspect. Ambassador Del Rio and Vice Admiral of the Chilean Navy, Immanuel Holger come up gangway of USS Brooklyn. Rear Admiral Schuirmann greets them. Yni Louis Rivas Voisin and Yoeman Felix Labbe of the Chilean Navy raise flag aboard USS Brooklyn.
Bombs come over on hi-line from USS Camden (AOE-2) during replenishment at sea in Tonkin Gulf. Life net with bombs framed in the background. Water between USS Camden and Constellation shows twin fuel hose. Supplies transferred. Bombs hi-lined across water to USS Constellation. Flight deck safety net. Rack of bombs over hi-line, passing by twin fuel line connected between two ships. Rack of bombs taken off deck of USS Camden, coming over on hi- line. Forklift busy on deck, moves supplies into position. Bombs arriving to ship. Men at work on weather deck of USS Camden. Another rack of bombs is picked up on hi-line. Bombs coming over, leaving ship's side and moving towards CVA (Attack Aircraft Carrier). Looking aft on port side of Camden, crewmen stand in dungarees aboard CVA looking on during replenishment. Two fueling stations operate. UH- 46D picks up supplies from stern of USS Camden during vertical replenishment. Side no "OE-2" on port bow of USS Camden. Party works on port weather deck of USS Camden. Rack of bombs picked up from deck. Second rack picked up on second hi-line and sent out over side. Port side of USS Camden during the underway replenishment. Flight deck edge safety net. Bombs coming over at various stations while refueling goes on. Working party at work on deck area of USS Camden. Another rack of bombs leave side of ship. Forklift moves another rack of bombs in position.