Launch of U.S. Coast Guard Cargo Passenger vessel C-3 African Comet (AP-55, APA-25)
Pascagoula Mississippi Date:1941, June 28 Duration:1 min 32 sec Sound:NO SOUND
U.S. Coast Guard Cargo Passenger vessel C-3 African Comet leaving port of Ingalls shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Later the African Comet was renamed the USS Arthur Middleton (AP-55, APA-25) and carried a joint crew of U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard. Miss Mary Maud Farrell the sponsor, dressed in white. Dignitaries and crowd gather for launch. Sailors on deck. Film camera equipment on deck. Two other boats seen with African Comet.
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