U.S. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt christens aircraft carrier USS Yorktown (CV-10) during World War II
Virginia USA Date:1943, January 21 Duration:48 sec Sound:Yes
U.S. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt launches the new aircraft carrier USS Yorktown (CV-10), successor to the earlier Yorktown (CV-5) lost in the battle of Midway during World War 2. The First Lady holds a bouquet and talks to an officer. People crowd at a shipyard for the launch and cheer. The ship begins to move down the ways prematurely, so Mrs. Roosevelt has to hurry with the Christening. View of the ship going down the ways and entering the water, at the Newport News Shipbuilding shipyard in Virginia.
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