Andrew Higgins designs and supervises construction of boats in New Orleans, Louisiana.
New Orleans Louisiana USA Date:1944 Duration:8 min 53 sec Sound:Yes
A tribute to Andrew H. Higgins and his workers in developing and producing invasion boats in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Navy's need for landing crafts. Landing crafts at sea. Soldiers climb a cargo net. Landing crafts head towards a beach. Soldiers disembark from the landing crafts and move towards a sandy beach. Exterior of a building in New Orleans. Andrew Higgins works in his office. He talks over a phone. He makes a rough sketch of a sample boat. Andrew Higgins and his workers discuss and look at designs of an invasion boat. A Higgins tug boat at a canal. Higgins supervises construction of a boat. Ship builders work night and day. Navy officers get off from vehicles and meet Higgins. They inspect an LCVP (Landing Craft Vehicle Personnel). An army tank being driven aboard the LCVP. Higgins and officers board the LCVP. The ramp of the LCVP is closed. It gets underway at sea. It stops at a shore. Higgins and the officers disembark from the LCVP. They climb up a flight of steps and talk. Higgins receives rush orders from the navy. Ship builders at work. Workers build a boat. They assemble the parts of the boat and paint it. LCVPs are transported. Exterior of a boat building plant. Constructed LCVPs and ships.
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