Officers and speakers at the commissioning ceremony of United States Ship America at Portsmouth Naval Yard, Virginia.
Portsmouth Virginia USA Date:1965, January 22 Duration:1 min 10 sec Sound:NO SOUND
The commissioning ceremony of United States Ship America at Norfolk Naval Yard in Portsmouth, Virginia. Commanding Officer Captain Heyworth confers with another officer at the quarterdeck. Crew members stand at the hangers for the ceremony. Dignitaries and guests walk towards the speaker's stand in hanger nay. Commissioning Pennant flies from the staff lowered as the U.S. National flag hoisted in the hanger bay. Secretary of Navy, Paul Nitze speaks from the podium. Secretory of States, Dean Rusk speaks from the podium.
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