An Arabian sail boat approaches, is towed,and ties up to USS Murphy in Suez Canal. Goat is butchered on fantail.
Suez Canal Egypt Date:1945, February Duration:4 min 42 sec Sound:NO SOUND
King Saud of Saudi Arabia on Destroyer, USS Murphy (DD-603), underway in the Suez Canal for the Yalta Conference. An Arabian sail boat with a lanteen sail approaches the Destroyer, which secures it with a line and takes it in tow. View of sailboat in tow with sail furled and secured. U.S. sailors on deck of the USS Murphy, check the tow line. A U.S. navy officer, with member of the Royal Party, discuss the tow line which is taut and visible several feet away from them over the water. Captain and officers of the USS Murphy gathered together on deck. The Arab sailing vessel tied up alongside the USS Murphy, dead in the water. Arabian butcher boards the USS Murphy and slaughters Goat and drains its blood into bucket on the fantail, near depth charge racks. Large group of U.S. sailors watch. The butcher trusses up the goat and dresses it.
Views, from receiving vessel, of a U.S. Fleet Oiler replenishing operation, with fuel line evident.
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