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Reel Number: 250065-11
Color: Black and White
Year / Date: 1941
TC Begins: 08:57:51
TC Ends: 09:04:08
WWII - 1941, USA Homefront: USS Samuel Chase Construction & Launching, 23Aug41 Large type T2 tanker ship, SS Arickaree, at dock, bunting & small flags flying; men waving from shipboard. LS down to crowd looking, some military. Two women holding bottle & hatchet, one breaks bottle, one cuts rope & ship slides down ways into river & turns in current. 08:59:44 Men & women VIPs shake hands. 08:59:51 Woman raising M flag on pole. View of shipyards, ships alongside docks & cranes; welders on board & men looking at plans. Large overhead crane moving parts. Men operating cutting torch. Sign on building: Help To Beat The Axis Powers. 09:00:54 Men laying keel of ship. Cranes moving metal sections. 09:01:33 Attack Transport USS Samuel Chase alongside dock, CU bow. Arc welding shots. Men working on keep sections. View of many ships under construction & cranes moving. 09:03:04 Men standing beside sign on truck: Splash One In For MacArthur. CUs. 09:03:22 Crowd of men leaving at end of work shift Shipyards; Construction; Shipbuilding; 1941; Industry; Launchings; Ship Building; NOTE: USS Samuel Chase, AP56, launched 23Aug41, sponsored by Mrs. Theresa Murray.
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