Crew of a United States destroyer launches a paravane during maneuvers in the Atlantic Ocean.
New York City USA Date:1920 Duration:1 min 41 sec Sound:NO SOUND
U.S. warships, including 4-stacker destroyers, leave New York Harbor for maneuvers in the Atlantic Ocean after World War I. Sailors relaxing on crowded deck of a U.S. Destroyer. Another destroyer and other vessels off to starboard. Crew maneuvers what appears to be a paravane (used in minesweeping operations), on davit. The ship's officers look down from the deck of the destroyer, where device is lowered into the water. Smoke rises from water, below the deck. Pieces of material being towed in water by lines from the Destroyer. Officer and sailors salute an officer disembarking. Officer,holding a megaphone, steps to platform and descends toward a launch. Views of streamers flying from a ship's mast and cables being pulled skyward above the ship. (holding a balloon, or other object aloft?) A motor launch filled with sailors passes rapidly. Buildings nearby in background.
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