Speakers and other dignitaries on commissioning of United States Ship America at Norfolk Naval Yard in Portsmouth, Virginia.
Portsmouth Virginia USA Date:1965, January 23 Duration:2 min 9 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Secretory of Navy Paul Nitze and other dignitaries on the commissioning of United States Ship America at Norfolk Naval Yard in Portsmouth, Virginia. Nitze speaks from a podium, ship's emblem behind him. Dignitaries and officials at the ceremony, seated in the hanger bay. Dignitaries seated on stage including Mrs. McDonald, wife of Naval Operations chief. Ceremony addressed by Secretory of State Dean Rusk, Captain Heyworth, Commanding Officer of CVA-66; and Governor Harrison of Virginia. Officer's choir sings in the ceremony. A sailor hoists U.S. National Flag as the ship is commissioned.
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