A cofferdam is hoisted up alongside Shangri La, half in the water and men pull it aboard the ship in Naples, Italy.
Naples Italy Date:1965, August 30 Duration:2 min 14 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Repair of collision damage to the USS Shangri La (CVA-38) in Naples, Italy. A cofferdam is secured to the port quarter of a Landing Craft, Mechanized. A Utility Boat seen in the background. The cofferdam up alongside Shangri La, half in the water, being edged up the side of the ship. A chain-fall hooked up to a sling on the corner of the cofferdam. A small Italian type barge seen in the background. The cofferdam is pulled up alongside the Shangri La by a man inboard the ship. A chain hoist hook is attached to a cable on a corner of the cofferdam. A yellow wheel turns part of a chain hoist. A man inboard the Shangri La pulling on chains, pulls the cofferdam in place. The cofferdam up to the side of Shangri La still bobbing in water. An LCM at right. A man removes a pin from the shackle on a cable which is attached to the cofferdam. An officer at the left smokes a pipe. Men work on the cofferdam as a man in the LCM in the background looks up. A chief secures the shackle to the cable on the cofferdam. The ship's crew welds the cofferdam. A man uses cutting torch.
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