Joseph Kennedy proposes a plan to build new merchant ships to replace ships like the Leviathan in the United States.
United States USA Date:1937 Duration:2 min 22 sec Sound:Yes
A vast ship building program to be undertaken by the Maritime Commission in the United States. The newly appointed Chairman of the Maritime Commission Joseph P. Kennedy, speaks on the proposed plan to build new merchant ships. He emphasizes the necessity for a complete refurbishing of the Merchant Marine. Outmoded merchant ships built during World War I. Several ships docked at the New York harbor. People cheer and wave as the new ocean liner SS Rex sets sail. Flagship of the United States Line, the Leviathan, in dry dock. The British ocean liner Queen Mary leaves for Europe. Foreign merchant ships entering and leaving the harbor.
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