U.S. ships at Sao Miguel Island of the Azores Islands. Two small ships tied to a pier. A mobile crane on the pier loading equipment on a ship. Equipment coming aboard is Westinghouse ocean bottom scanning sonar. The equipment is lowered by the crane hook over the fantail of the ship. USS Preserver takes aboard the ocean bottom scanning equipment. USS Hoist is secured outboard of USS Preserver. Officers lean against gunwale aboard USS Compass Island. A steady line is attached to the cable directly above the crane hook. The ocean bottom scanning sonar is secured to a wooden platform setting on the deck. Some crewmen standing in the background on the deck of USS Compass Island. Insignia of Westinghouse painted on the side of the scanning sonar. Several crewmen move the scanning sonar platform into position for hoisting. Men spread out a cargo net.
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