U.S. ships of 7th Fleet seen during underway replenishment operations in the Western Pacific Ocean. Closeup (taken aboard) of the 7th Fleet Flagship, USS Saint Paul (CA-73) being refueled by the U.S. Navy Fleet Oiler, USS Hassayampa (AO-145) while underway. Two refueling hoses are seen between the ships. Camera pans toward the Oiler where the 6-inch fuel hoses can be clearly seen suspended from booms by saddles and associated rigging. (At this point, the camera records accidentally for a moment.) Next, the cruiser, USS Bremerton (CA-130) is seen silhouetted against the horizon. Scene shifts to view from stern of the Saint Paul, where two aircraft carriers and four other escort warships are seen following behind her.
Navy yellow shirt plane director guides an A-6E Intruder of VA-145, with folded wings, on deck of the USS Ranger (CV-61). The aircraft displays tail code NE of Carrier Air Wing 2 (CVW-2) and the Swordsmen insignia of VA-145. Closeup of an F-14A Tomcat tail, displaying the red wolfhead insignia of VF-1 (The Wolfpack). An aviation fuels purple shirt clambers over the top of the F-14A. Two aviation ordnance red shirts seen transporting 20mm belt ammunition across the deck for the the ship's Phalanx CIWS anti-missile Gatling gun. Yellow shirt directs a Grumman E-2 Hawkeye tactical airborne early warning (AEW) aircraft as it proceeds along the flight deck.
Aerial views of a U.S. Naval task force underway, off the coast of Iwo Jima, as it makes a coordinated 180 degree turn to starboard. The task force, comprising numerous warships is seen at anchor, off the coast of Ulithi Atoll, in the Carolina Islands, Western Pacific Ocean.
A documentary in the United States on occurrence of tropical cyclones. A rubbled area after being hit by a tropical cyclone. Soldiers carrying a dead body on a stretcher. Cyclones are known by different names based on their geographical locations. Animation depicts names of cyclones in different areas with the help of a map. In the Western Pacific they are known as typhoons. They are known as Baguio in the Philippines. They are called cyclones in the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal. In Australia they are called Willy-Willy. A cyclone is called a hurricane in the Eastern Pacific, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. Characteristics of tropical cyclones. Counter clockwise wind flow at the time of a cyclone. The pressure when the tropical cyclone approaches. The eye of the tropical cyclone may be very small or very large in diameter. The strongest winds around an eye average from 90-150 knots. The storm is divided into semicircles for orientation. The right semicircle is considered to be the most dangerous semicircle because of its stronger wind. The left is considered to be relatively less dangerous because of somewhat weaker winds. A demonstration is done by considering ships stuck in both the parts. The ship stuck in the right semicircle revolving in the area. The ship stuck in the left one arrives towards the end and comes out of the storm. Ships underway at sea during a storm. Clouds in the sky. Rain begins to fall. A man checking a parametric center. Animation shows a ship arriving towards the storm center. The ship's radar used to locate the ship's location.
The film 'The Saga of the Franklin' to honor and remember the men who served in the U.S. Navy during during World War II. A board reads USS Franklin (CV-13). The log book of the ship. An entry from the log book. The ship leaves San Francisco, California in February 1945. A U.S. flag flutters on the ship. The ship in the western Pacific Ocean. A fleet of ships underway at sea. Aircraft take off from the deck for a mission on July 4th, 1944. The target is Iwo Jima, Japan. Other ships nearby. Guns are fired. A Japanese Kamikaze aircraft crashes on a ship. An aircraft in flight. Explosions on the ground below. A Kamikaze aircraft is hit by guns fired from USS Franklin by Air Group 13. Rocket equipped aircraft struck Japanese ships. Aerial view of burning ships in water. Kamikaze aircraft in flight. A Kamikaze aircraft which has been hit, falls downwards in a mass of fire. It crashes into water. A Kamikaze aircraft crashes into water near a ship. A ball of fire rises up. A Kamikaze aircraft crashes into USS Franklin in October 1944. After being repaired, USS Franklin reaches Ford Island in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. A band plays to welcome the ship. U.S. Navy WAVES ( Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) on the ship. A U.S. Navy Vice Admiral decorates sailors. Air Group 75 and 35 aboard the ship. Aircraft on the deck. An aircraft takes off from the deck of the carrier. An aircraft prepares for a take off. A white diamond painted on the tail of an aircraft in flight. An aircraft comes in for a landing. An LSO ( Landing Signal Officer ) signals using flags. He makes a signal for an aircraft to cut off its engine while landing. The aircraft makes an arrested landing. An aircraft lands on its nose. Men sunbathe in Hawaii. A party abroad USS Franklin. A cake to celebrate the 9000th landing on the carrier. Ensign A. W. Graf who had made the landing cuts the cake.
Sunset over the Pacific ocean. Train passes by along a ridge above the Pacific Ocean on the West Coast of the U.S. Scene of sun set. An airplane in the sky over the train.