U.S. Destroyers, including some being readied for transfer to Britain, under the Destroyers for Bases Agreement of 1940.
United States USA Date:1940 Duration:19 sec Sound:NO SOUND
A line of U. S. Destroyers tied up in a port. In the line of ships are seen DD-121 ( USS Montgomery), and DD-122 (USS Breese), both Wickes Class Destroyers that saw action with the U.S. Navy in World War II. Workers, including welders and such, are seen repairing and otherwise preparing 4-stacker destroyers for transfer to Britain in the so-called "Destroyers for Bases Agreement" of September 2, 1940.The USS Hale (DD-133) a 4-stacker Town Class Destroyer, later commissioned as HMS Caldwell (I-20), is seen underway in a channel. Lines of ships underway are seen in an aerial view.
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