SUNKEN MAYFLOWER Hope for salvage of the historic Mayflower, sunk at a pier by fire in Philadelphia, PA. A mysterious blaze aboard the former Presidential Yacht, which was rejected by President Hoover after it had served several of his predecessors, destroyed officers' quarters and caused the vessel to founder, bow down, at the Navy Yard.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:00:40:00, No Audio
FIGHTS ON PIER 88 When some sluggers from Pier 92 Receiving Station meet U.S. Navy Salvage School leather pushers in the squared circle on Pier 88, you see better fights than the Garden stages. And there's a laugh in every punch.
FUNERAL RITES FOR GERMANS HELD Thousands gather at New York's North German Lloyd-Hamburg-American pier as representatives from Germany, Sweden and America pay their last respects to the victims of the Hindenburg disaster. Afterwards flag-draped caskets are loaded on board the SS Hamburg for return to Europe while a U.S. Navy blimp flies overhead.
BIG U.S. LINER JOINS THE NAVY Another passenger liner goes into service with the fleet. The S.S. America, largest U.S. liner, will be the fastest troop transport in the world. A pleasure cruise is cut short to speed ship's induction. Passengers disembark in New York City.
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