Early trials of the Nuclear powered submarine, USS Nautilus with Admirals Carney and Fechteler aboard
United States USA Date:1954 Duration:1 min 45 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Assorted views taken when the CNO visited and sailed aboard the new atomic powered submarine, USS Nautilus during sea trials. A sailor walks along the deck of the USS Nautilus (SSN 571) docked on the Thames river at Groton, Connecticut. It moves away from the dock. Next, Admiral Robert B. Carney, Chief of Naval Operations walks on the deck with Nautilus Captain, Commander Eugene P. Wilkinson. Admiral William Fechteler, former CNO, follows behind them. Crew of the boat is lined up on deck. A sailor raises Admiral's 4-star flag next to the American flag on the Nautilus flag pole. Pier, docks, and waterfront buildings are seen in the background. Sailors pick up lines from deck of the Nautilus and remove the American flag and flagpole from the deck. Admiral Carney descends from the deck through a hatch. Next, the Nautilus is seen, moving slowly away on the calm river. View from on deck looking aft, shows trailing wake as the Nautilus moves at higher speed. Views of sailors at duty stations inside the boat: one in a compartment, monitoring equipment; a lookout in cold weather gear, with binoculars; and a sailor below speaking on an interphone, as Admiral Carney sits next to him. The Admiral standing next to the sailor, conversing with him. Admiral Fechteler standing behind the helmsman as an officer briefs him. Glimpse of Admiral Carney through a hatch. Admiral Carney climbing interior stairway to another deck where he and Admiral Fechteler join Commander Wilkinson who briefs them. A sailor shows Admiral Carney a metal plaque on the wall citing the Nautilus as the sixth ship of the fleet to carry that name, and giving information about that. Glimpse of crew member taking a book from a cabinet. Admiral Carney ducking as he passes through a hatchway. Admiral Carney seated at a table having coffee and conversing with a sailor. Behind them on a wall, is a juke box. The Admirals standing near sailors on a break, playing cards. Admiral Carney looking over the juke box on the wall. Both Admirals signing a log book. The Admirals seated beside one another at the helmsman position.
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