Title reads: "U.S.S. Washington commissioned".
Philadelphia, United States of America (USA).
Various shots of troops of sailors on deck of battleship "Washington", good views of American flags flying over ship. C/U of Colonel Knox with Admiral Watson, commander of new warship. M/S of the commissioning ceremony where Admiral transfers command of the battleship to Captain Benson. Natural sound of Admiral giving speech, handing over control to Captain B. M/S of the officers assembled on the deck, pan to a party of men who are piping. L/S of cheering dockers on scaffolding. More shots of sailors on deck.
Note: The "Washington" is a sister ship of the "North Carolina", 35,000 tons.