American battleship, USS Arkansas (BB-33) is greeted by Italian ship, Amerigo Vespucci, off coast of Naples, Italy
Naples Italy Date:1934, July 18 Duration:55 sec Sound:NO SOUND
The American battleship, USS Arkansas (BB-33) underway off the coast of Naples, Italy. She is greeted by the Amerigo Vespucci, a full rigged three-masted sailing vessel used for training by the Italian Navy (Marina Militare). As the ship's pass each other, the crew of cadets aboard the Italian ship can be seen assembled in formations aloft amongst the sails. The crew of the Arkansas stands on her deck. Later, Italian Crown Prince Humbert (Umberto, Prince of Piedmont) boards the Arkansas to welcome her to Naples. An honor guard of U.S. Marines stands in formation. The Prince personally greets the Arkansas's officers.
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