Submarine USS Searaven (SS-196) moves into water after it is launched at Portsmouth Navy Yard in Kittery, Maine.
Kittery Maine USA Date:1939, June 21 Duration:1 min 56 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Launching of submarine USS Searaven (SS-196) at Portsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery, Maine. A woman holding a bouquet of flowers prepares to Christen the boat. She is handed a champagne bottle. People cheer. Spectators in a space marked 'Observation Space'. [ In preparation for launch of another submarine, a sign at adjacent ways in shipyard reads ' U.S.S. SEAWOLF submarine ( SS-197 ) keel laid 27 Sept. 1938 Launching 15 Aug. 1939 ' .] The submarine SS-196 proceeds down the ways into the water, with many persons on her deck. Tug boats move to her sides.
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