Sponsors, citizens, and U.S. Navy officials at launching of USS Santa Fe, CL-60, in Camden, New Jersey.
Camden New Jersey USA Date:1942, June 7 Duration:3 min 34 sec Sound:Yes
Launching and christening of USS Santa Fe (CL-60) Cleveland Class light crusier from the Camden, New Jersey yards of New York Shipbuilding. Men, women and U.S. Navy officers and sailors at the harbor during the ceremony, including Santa Fe Mayor Manuel Lujan, and 14 year old Caroline Trevelyan Chavez who receives coaching on how to christen the ship and then smashes a bottle of Santa Fe River water on the bow as the crowd claps and the ship slides down the ways. Ambient sound heard briefly at the christening and afterwards with crowd cheering at different times in the clip. The cruiser slides down the ways enters into the Delaware River. Dignitaries raise their hats to bid goodbye to the ship. The ship turning about in the Delaware River.
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