Launching of the 11,190-ton freighter, USS Saccarappa, (No. 3828) built in 1918 by the American International Shipbuilding Corp., Hog Island, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Large crowd gather at the shipyard for launching. Gentleman in bowler hat advises woman about Christening ship with bottle of champagne. She smashing the bottle on the bow and the ship goes down the ways into the water. Another woman carrying a bouquet of flowers steps up to speak with her, and a man pushes her aside to allow the cinematographer to continue photographing the launching. The man, himself in the way, then ducks down to allow unimpeded view by photographers.
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