United States Secretary of Navy Charles Thomas on USS Bennington and USS St. Paul during visit with 7th Fleet in Pacific
Pacific Ocean Date:1955, December 16 Duration:2 min 18 sec Sound:NO SOUND
United States Secretary of Navy inspects 7th Fleet in the Pacific Ocean. The Secretary of Navy Charles Thomas along with U.S. Navy Admiral Royal E. Ingersoll and Admiral Alfred M. Pride on the deck of the Cruiser USS St. Paul (CA-73). Marine guard salutes them. A sailor helps Secretary Thomas to put on a Mae West. The Secretary shakes hands with the two Admirals. There are several sequences of Thomas boarding U.S. Navy HUP-2 helicopters. Helicopter Number 15 is seen on the USS Bennington (CVA-20) preparing to to take him to the St. Paul. Later, he is seen boarding the St. Paul's helicopter number 9 which is to take him back to the Bennington.
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