USS Samuel Chase (APA-26) stops at Casablanca en route to the U.S. for repairs, in World War II
Casablance Morocco Date:1943, November Duration:3 min 0 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Scene aboard the USS Samuel Chase (APA-26) as she approaches the pier in Casablanca port, during World War 2. Life preserver reads "USS Samuel Chase, USCG". American flag flies. Officers and men on deck. Ship's wake seen astern. Line handlers on pier, with hawser in their hands, walk across the pier to secure the lines. As Coast Guardsmen on the pier watch, a Scuffle breaks out among some local men on the pier. Several are knocked to the ground. Rifle-armed Moroccan gendarmerie in brown uniforms and red fezs, chase the troublemakers off the pier, and restore order. Crewmen are seen retrieving the ship's lines. The Navy Jack is lowered from the stern flag pole as the Chase begins to move away from the pier. The French battleship, Jean Bart, can be seen at an adjacent pier, beyond a group of intervening warehouses. A U.S. PBY aircraft flies overhead. Several scenes show crew members as they settle down for the voyage home.Several play acey ducey backgammon on deck. Some simply relax on the deck. Four crewmen play cards. The USS Samuel Chase heads West into the sunset.
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