Survivors from the USS Hornet, are transferred from the USS Russell to the cruiser USS Northampton during World War II.
Pacific Ocean Date:1942, October 26 Duration:2 min 58 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Battle of Santa Cruz Islands in the Pacific during World War 2. Survivors from the abandoned aircraft carrier USS Hornet, CV-8, are being transferred, from the port side of the USS Russell, DD-414 (one of the destroyers that rescued them) to the starboard side of the cruiser USS Northampton (CL-26), by means of lines and breeches buoy. After several are transferred, this way, some wounded on litters are also transferred. Initial views are toward the Russell's stern, from the deck of the Northampton, where sailors are handling lines. Camera pans as survivors move across the space between the ships and are lowered to the Northampton deck. View from Northampton toward bow of Russell, showing two of her single turret 8-inch guns (one pointed up) as a litter passes between the ships. (Camera changes viewpoint occasionally.) An officer transfers on a bosun chair, followed by a sailor. In the final seconds, the USS Salt Lake City (CV-25) is seen in the background.
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