Merchant Marine Officer candidates learn navigation, mechanical drafting and signaling at the USMMA in Kings Point, New York.
Kings Point New York USA Date:1942 Duration:3 min 46 sec Sound:Yes
Merchant Marine Officer candidates learn seamanship at the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point in New York, United States. The candidates stand beside a map and look at it. A candidate using a headset writes a message. The candidates make repairs on a radio instrument. They learn navigation with an equipment. The manuals of Sperry Gyro Compass and Gyro Pilot. A candidate holds a gyroscope. The candidates learn navigation with the gyrocompass. In Samuels Hall, candidates use ropes and work with them. On a signal bridge they practice signaling with semaphore flags. In Fulton Hall, engineering cadets work on equipment in a laboratory. An officer teaches mechanical drafting with an equipment to the candidates in a class. A candidate makes a sketch of the equipment. The candidates learn the principles of thermodynamics.
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