U.S. Destroyer Escort USS McConnell (DE-163) is launched in Newark, New Jersey
Newark New Jersey USA Date:1943, March 28 Duration:51 sec Sound:Yes
Scene at Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company, Port Newark, New Jersey, as the U.S. Destroyer Escort USS McConnell is launched. Shipyard workers aboard the deck and handling lines. U.S. Naval Ensign displayed at her bow and crew looking down. Mrs. Grace Otteson McConnell swings the bottle of champagne and the USS McConnell slides down the ways after christening. View from deck of the McConnell as she goes down the ways. View from water, as she enters, stern-first. Change of scene to high vantage point overlooking the shipyard, at change of shift, when those ending leave and those arriving enter the yard to start work. Workers leaving through guarded gate. Incoming workers punching in on the time clock.
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