First Nuclear powered submarine, USS Nautilus SSM-571 underway in early trials with Admirals Carney and Fechteler aboard.
United States USA Date:1954 Duration:1 min 28 sec Sound:NO SOUND
A mixture of scenes shot during trial runs of the first nuclear powered submarine, USS Nautilus (SSN 571)in which Admiral Robert B. Carney, Chief of Naval Operations Admiral William Fechteler, former CNO, were onboard. A sailor inside the Nautilus, wearing a headset View from above of the bow of the Nautilus plowing up the water ahead as it begins to slowly submerge. Admiral Fechteler at the helm and Admiral Carney sitting next to him. View from above of the Nautilus foredeck as it makes way on the surface. The admirals on the foredeck with two crew members. Closeup of Admiral Carney on deck wearing sun glasses. He looks through a pair of binoculars. Glimpse of Commander Eugene P. Wilkinson, USN, Captain of the USS Nautilus, in the Conning Tower with admirals Carney and Fechteler. Admiral Carney, at position next to helmsman, observing instruments. Foredeck of Nautilus with hatch open as it makes way on surface. Sailor going below and closing hatch behind him. Admiral Carney conversing with a crew member at his duty station, and then looking through the boat's periscope. Admiral Carney on deck smoking a cigarette. Hooded lookout sailor on deck. Commander Wilkinson leading the admirals below decks and briefing them. View astern from the boat's sail at its wake behind. A crew officer standing behind the admirals who are at the helm and nearby controls. A sailor takes a reference manual from the ship library. a cook preparing food on a grill in the galley. . Admiral Fechteler at the periscope. Commander Wilkinson showing the admirals equipment that includes a magnetic tape recording reel. Admiral Carney going below through deck hatch. View of metal plate installed on the Nautilus, citing it as the sixth ship in the fleet to bear that name, and providing other information.
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