American Destroyer Escorts complete shakedown training in Bermuda, during World War II.Montage of naval engagements.
Bermuda Island Date:1943 Duration:4 min 5 sec Sound:Yes
American Destroyer Escort USS Frament (DE-677) arriving, with other Destroyer Escorts, off the coast of Bermuda, during World War 2. (The Destroyer Escort USS Dionne, DE-261, appears in one scene.) Crewmen at bow of the Frament drop anchor into the water. Sailors jump in water for a swim. Sailors in uniforms being reviewed by officers aboard the deck, before taking boats to shore, on liberty. View of a busy street in Bermuda. Two sailors are asked for their IDs by a U.S. Shore Patrolman. Pedestrians on the street. Bermudian Policeman directing traffic. Sailors in uniforms travel on bicycles and in horse- drawn carriage. The Commander of the Shakedown Operation inspects crews of the Destroyer Escorts before they head out to sea from Bermuda. At this point, a montage of naval engagements is seen including sailors firing at attacking airplanes, aircraft attacking ships, depth charge being launched from a destroyer escort and exploding.
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