NEW ROCKET PROBES SPACE SECRETS At testing grounds in Virginia, the Terrapin is unveiled--smaller than other rockets, only 15 feet long and 220 pounds. But it can soar to 80 miles at peak velocity of 3800 m.p.h. Simple to launch and cheap to build, it will gather cosmic data to speed the space satellite.
NEW GERMAN U-BOAT FLEET LAUNCHED The first German submarine to be built since that nation went down to defeat in 1945 is launched at the Kiel shipyards. The new subs are designed for operation in the Baltic area--this time, however, they'll prowl in the defense of democracy.
MARY WILSON CHRISTENS SUB - HD Mary Wilson (wife of British Prime Minister Harold Wilson) christens the Royal Navy's new submarine. Note: Mastered in Apple Pro Res 422 HQ 1920 x 1080. 1080p 23.97 fps - All forms of HD and SD available.
ROYAL HILARITY AT SHIP LAUNCHING - 1955 It's a rare transition from royal dignity to regal mirth as Holland's Crown Princess Beatrix launches a new destroyer and unexpectedly sees the guests doused with champagne. She, Prince Bernhard, and all the distinguished guests disolve into laughter as the ship rolls down the ramp.
Date: September 16, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:52:00, With Audio
POLARIS MISSILE TESTS Tests done on Polaris missile with a motion simulator and from USS Observation Island, where movement of submarine is duplicated. Sailors in simulator, several missile launchings, men at control panels, merchantman ship, a coundtdown panel.
Date: 1950s - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:48:00, No Audio
MISSILE-LAUNCHING SUBMARINE Two key instruments of modern war, guided missiles and long-range subs, are joined in a new weapons system. The "Regulus" missile extends the Navy's striking potential far inland, anywhere in the world.
LAUNCH ALL-WELDED CARGO SHIP The first of three, 17,000-ton passenger and freight vessels for a South African "run" is christened and slides down the ways. The all-welded ship was built in record time.
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