Mrs Radford swings a champagne bottle during the christening of USS Ranger in Newport News, Virginia.
Newport News Virginia USA Date:1956, September Duration:2 min 20 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Christening of USS Ranger in Newport News, Virginia. The bow of the ship. People gathered for the ceremony. An officer speaks into a microphone. Mrs. Radford swings a champagne bottle and hits the bow. The ship starts to move away from the stand. A large crowd of spectators and some dock workers at the harbor. A parked car. Cars driven away from the harbor. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Arthur W. Radford, Mrs. Radford and U.S. Navy Admiral Arleigh Albert Burke on a speaker's stand. Honor guards stand at attention. Admiral Radford reviews the guards. U.S. Secretary of the Navy Charles S. Thomas and Admiral Radford.
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