Launch of the USS Hancock (CV-19) at Fore River Shipyard, Quincy, Massachusetts
Quincy Massachusetts USA Date:1944, January 24 Duration:4 min 5 sec Sound:NO SOUND
In preparation to launch the aircraft carrier,USS Hancock (DV-19) shipyard workers (Riggers) at the Fore River Shipyard, Quincy, Massachusetts, remove key supports from under her hull. On the upper side, workers use timber battering rams to loosen supports, while below, others use ropes to lower them. The platform at the ship's bow is covered in patriotic bunting. The ship begins to move down the ways, stern first, into the water. As she floats away, tugboats standby to assist.
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