U.S. Navy submarines of the Asiatic Fleet maintain readiness prior to World War II in the Pacific.
United States USA Date:1940 Duration:3 min 37 sec Sound:Yes
Film opens with aerial view of a U.S. Navy submarine squadron of the Asiatic Fleet, afloat, with approximately 20 submarines clustered alongside their tender, USS Holland (AS-3). Views from a small boat (unseen) circling the boats show the Hollsnd, from near the USS Shark (SS-174). Camera boat moves past submarine numbered P7 and the USS S-29 (SS-134) docked next to it. View on from deck of the tender shows submarines clustered around her. Sailors work on her lines, as they stand near one of her 5-inch guns. views of machine shop aboard the tender, showing sailors at work. One is machining a part on a lathe. Another is working on a saltwater depth guage. Sailors placing torpedoes into the tender's storage vaults. Scene shifts to sailors holding line on a diver under water doing repair work on the tender. Sailors placing supplies aboard the USS Permit (SS-178) as it prepares for a practice diving cruise. The USS Plunger (SS-179) is seen next to it. Submarines: USS Pickerel (SS-177), USS Salmon (SS-182),USS Seal (SS-183), and USS Pollack (SS-180), are also seen. The USS Permit moves to get underway. Several boats are seen maneuvering, including the USS Skipjack (SS-184) and the USS Sturgeon (SS-187).
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