USS Frament, DE-677,and other U.S. Destroyer Escorts in shakedown maneuvers during World War II
Atlantic Ocean Date:1943 Duration:2 min 15 sec Sound:Yes
Scenes aboard U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort USS Frament (DE-677) during shakedown cruise, with other new Destroyer Escorts, in World War 2. Sailors occupy off-duty time reading and writing letters. Captain looks through binoculars. Sailors stand beside him. Another Destroyer Escort comes abeam the Frament. View of radar antenna of the ship. Radar operator operates radar instrument. Operation of sonar device aboard the ship. Radio Shack device to maintain contact with other ships. Aerial views of several destroyer escorts underway. Crewmen signal through signal lamp. The Frament practices zigzaging through the water. Destroyer escorts practice coordinated actions, one pursuing would-be subs while the other lays a smoke screen.
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