Submarine tender with subs in Iceland. An Allied convoy underway in the Atlantic Ocean during World War II
Atlantic Ocean Date:1941, September Duration:1 min 17 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Views of the Submarine tender USS Antaeus (AS-21) of Atlantic convoy, at anchor in Iceland, during World War 2, with about nine submarines tied up alongside. Scene shifts to a convoy underway in the Atlantic ocean. Various kinds of transport ships seen from time to time in the convoy. A U.S. Iowa class battleship passes to starboard of the camera ship. Scout planes are visible on her aft section. Scene shifts to camera ship, looking aft. A gun; a lifeboat on a davit; and a Curtiss SOC-1 scout-observation airplane are visible. A sailor watches as a U.S. Nevada class Battleship passes to starboard. More transport ships are seen, low in the water. Camera pans aft, again, showing more of the camera ship, including covered guns in barbettes; two SOC-1 scout planes; the American flag; and behind that an anti-aircraft height finder. Scene shifts forward where officers are seen on upper deck with a gun barrel above their heads.Sailors on main deck prepare to deploy a float to recover a scout plane. Sailor stands on platform using semaphore flags to transmit a message. Barrel of a large gun in the foreground.View aft of a U.S. New Orleans class cruiser underway. Feet and legs of the semaphore signalman as he stands above the platform, on rungs of the circular railing at the signal station.
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