Marine honor guard stand at attention during christening of USS Enterprise in Newport News, Virginia.
Newport News Virginia USA Date:1960, September 24 Duration:3 min 31 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Marine honor guard stand at attention during christening of USS Enterprise in Newport News, Virginia. Scenes of cars. Mrs. Franke speaks with Marine officer. Sedan drives off. Marine honor guard at present arms. Secretary of the Navy William B Franke, Mr. Blewett stand in front of guard surrounded by spectators. Honor guard inspected by Secretary of Navy William B. Franke. Crowd looks on. Mr. Franke removes his hat and places it over his chest as he passes the color guard. Mrs. Franke escorted to her seat. Secretary of the Navy walks toward speaker's stand. Address completed by Secretary of the Navy. Admiral Arleigh A. Burke, Chief of Naval Operations, shakes hand with Secretary of the Navy on stand. Mr. Franke leaves. Admiral prepares to speak. Light-bulb sign "ENTERPRISE". Sign reads "CHRISTENING THE ENTERPRISE". Officers & VIPs rise for invocation. Partially lit sign. Mrs. Franke on speaker's stand with Mr. Blewett. Portion of USS Enterprise (CVAN-65) bow. Mrs. Franke christens ship from launching platform. She steps back as champagne splashes. Worker takes bottle. Mrs. Franke wipes her hands and leaves platform followed by Mr. Blewett. She is congratulated by three women at bottom of platform. USS Robert E Lee (SSBN-601) submarine afloat in drydock. Colors fly from stern. Jack flag flies from bow. SSBN Lee submarine fires water slug. Workers look on. Spray of water envelopes top section of submarine, clears. View from distance, with view of crowd, as USS Robert E. Lee fires the water slug.
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