Link is busted.
I came across this link of the mothballed battleships in Bayonne, NJ. It was recorded in May 1958. It's all B&W. You can also download the signing of the surrender ceremonies on the Missouri. Also a bunch of other video's and pictures. To download click the A/V icon above the 'digital copy' label. It takes you to another page, then click the same icon. Hope this link works OK. Enjoy...
Link is busted.
Oops. I guess there is a timeout on how long the link is good for. Click the 'Digital Copies' button. Enter 'battleship' in the search box, then click the 'Search' button. It will be the first video that comes up.
Was actually surprised there was no sound. Some good footage no doubt but it must have been made by someone who maintained them in Bayonne. The film showed only deck level. You see not only chains and some lines but also wire cable and shackle mooring. Thus means she was there to stay for long term storage (and possibly rapid moving currents) at their moorings and they definately didnt want one to drift into the other. You can tell they had'nt been modified from their last WWII appearance in some of this film (still armed to the teeth with 40's under the aluminum igloos but no 20's visable as would be expected). Cool footage from Bayonne, you'd be surprised at what was stored in Philly and Bayonne. The combination of assests stored between the two alone were far more powerfull then any 2 navy's in the world could put to sea during those years and no doubt up until the mid to late 1980's. The next closest rival (1940's-1960's) was the RN and they had already started scrapping their WWII capital ships long before then. Nice original footage.
Last edited by Dreadnought; 16 Aug 10, at 04:12.
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