Two new greyhound class destroyers named 'Edison' and 'Ericsson' christened for U.S. Navy at a dock in Kearny, New Jersey.
Kearny New Jersey USA Date:1940, November 23 Duration:39 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Two new destroyers introduced for the U.S. Navy at a dock in Kearny, New Jersey. Dignitaries including Mrs. Thomas A. Edison perform rituals during the Christening ceremony of the twin 'greyhound' class destroyers named USS Edison (DD-439) and USS Ericsson (DD-440). The destroyers slide down into the seawater one after the other. Crew members and sailors aboard the destroyer cheer and wave towards the crowd at the dock present during the ceremony.
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