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Reel Number: 250146-07
Year / Date: 1944,
TC Begins: 05:00:44
TC Ends: 05:10:42
NOTE: FOR ORDERING See: www.footagefarm.co.uk or contact us at: Info@Footagefarm.co.uk WWII - Color, 1944, USA Shipbuilding: Liberty Ships, Sausalito, California Main titles. 05:01:04 Pan freighters / ships at docks. Names on signs: Billy Mitchell, George Chamberlain. A.K. Cermak, Waslater, Charles Sumner on upper ship railings. 05:01:08 MS Man, Admiral Land, Chairman of U.S. Maritime Commission, speaking to microphone on lectern. Ships in line under construction. CU bill authorizing Merchant Marine. Three men at drafting table w/ blueprints. 05:02:21 Still of poster: Remember Dec. 7th! Four men / engineers in ties looking at model of freighter / liberty ship. Three men working on wooden hull of ship model; unrolling blueprints. Merchant Marine posters. 05:03:07 Pan metal & parts in shipyard; long anchor chains on dock; ventilators; life-boats stacked; porthole covers; spools of cables; large propellors; hatch covers in piles. 05:04:07 Workers out of shipyards past sign: Bonds: B for bombers, 0 for ordnance, N for Navy, D for Defense, S for Security; Buy ‘em & Keep ‘em. 05:04:28 MS flame heating tubing to bend, CUs. Man pounding, man spray painting, welding, woman welding & in CU. 05:05:06 Frames, painting pattern on steel & cutting, men w/ sledge hammers. Large fabricated section, crane moving portion of framework; lifting mast & lowering into place thru hole in deck. Gantry crane moving away. 05:06:52 Attaching cables to steel box for attack ship & lifted into place. Two cranes lift engine into place. 05:07:45 Bow of tanker Cedar Mills, launching w/ VIPs & champagne bottle broken, slidin down ways & next keep begings to be lowered into place. 05:08:35 Side launching of partially constructed ship. Other ship launchings. Stern into water. Tug sea mule up to ship & pushing to dock. Docked ships being outfitted, overhead shots. 05:10:00 CU wake as motor started; Liberty ship out of harbor. 05:10:35 The End. WW2 War Shipping Administration; Transportation; Freighters; Cargo Ships; Economics; Construction; Workmen; Women Workers; NOTE: Sold at per reel rate. NOTE: FOR ORDERING see: www.footagefarm.co.uk or contact us at: Info@Footagefarm.co.uk
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