Shipyard in operation during WWII. Ships in various stages of construction. Launching of ship, sideways, into river
United States USA Date:1940 Duration:1 min 58 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Shipyard in operation with a number of ships in various stages of construction. Two Landing Ship Tank (LST) ships are seen, surrounded by scaffolding. Workers walking about the yard. Several ships under construction, are seen from their sterns, surrounded by scaffolding. A powered derrick stands by one ship. Group of official visitors walks through the yard. Derrick raises a large section of ship. Visitors walk out of an LST under construction.
Crowd gathered to watch launching of a ship, which goes down a set of ways, sideways, into river.Crew member seen on deck. Tugboat assists newly launched ship and lines are fastened to it.
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