Electric Power Barge IX-182 (formerly USS Donnell DE-56) docked in Cherbourg and another ship alongside
Cherbourg Normandy France Date:1944, August 24 Duration:1 min 22 sec Sound:NO SOUND
A harbor in Cherbourg, France. Two vessels anchored to the harbor, one of them the Destroyer Escort USS Donnell (DE-56) recently converted to duty as Electric Power Barge (IX-182) supplying power to shore in Cherbourg from her turbo-electric generator. A smaller ship "32" by her side. A crane in the dock in view. A man on the dock. Flags flying on the two ships. Men step from the USS Donnell to the harbor. Few officers and sailors standing and talking on the USS Donnell aka Electric Power Barge IX-182. View of shore battery anti-aircraft artillery gun beside the dock. Men unloading materials from a truck and a few men at work with a concrete mixer including German prisoners of war under guard. Several seamen beside a board with 'US Navy Boat Landing' written on it. Small boat arrives and a number of U.S. Navy sailors come ashore.
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