USS New York (BB-34) in Atlantic convoy operations during World War Ii
Atlantic Ocean Date:1942 Duration:2 min 18 sec Sound:NO SOUND
View from the USS New York (BB-34) of a seaplane taking off. Large group of sailors watching from the deck. American flag displayed on mast. view of antiaircraft gun crew in steel helmets, and of the ship's superstructure. The ship displays the maritime signal flag M, "MIKE",an orange cross of St Andrew on a white field, which is used to indicate "My vessel is stopped; making no way." Sailors standing on the aft deck with transport ship of Atlantic convoy visible behind them. A dirigible is seen aloft. 14-inch guns of the USS New York are visible behind a gun crew at a 3-inch antiaircraft gun. Complete shift in scene to a cold weather port (Scotland, or Iceland?) with ice visible on the ship's deck. A sailor makes half-hearted attempt to remove ice from the ship's OS2U Kingfisher float plane.The ships emergency life rafts are covered in ice.
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