One of eleven shipyards in the country dedicating to serving the United States Fleet, the 160-year old New York Naval Shipyard at Brooklyn, employs a staff of about 14,500 to undertake a continual programme of repairing, overhauling, and converting vessels of the US Navy.
NY Navy Shipyard gate opening to the yard.
MS of bell.
Sub-intel whole (? - cannot be decipher photog's writing)
(Oxford - AG-159) formerly the Aitkins cargo ship - will be experimental ship.
LS Down street.
LS of Marine barracks with mattresses hanging outside.
Shot of yard from Hammerhead Crane.
USCG Ice breaker "Westwind" with Hammerhead Crane.
Workers leaving aircraft carrier "Constellation".
Capt. Thomas J. Walker, prospective Command Officer of Constellation on flight deck.
Shots in cafeteria - workmen eating. etc.
LS Workers in drydock undergoing repairs and maintenance.
LS aircraft carrier "Constellation".
Keel of USS Vancouver, new landing transport dock.
Pulling away from stern of Constellation.
Shots of Hammerhead Crane sign "Service to Fleet".
Shots of building ways where WWII battleships North Carolina, Missouri and Iowa - now used for storage.
Shot going into stern of Constellation from small boat - Navy officer in foreground.
Flight deck of Constellation.
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Background: One of eleven shipyards in the country dedicating to serving the United States Fleet, the 160-year old New York Naval Shipyard at Brooklyn, employs a staff of about 14,500 to undertake a continual programme of repairing, overhauling, and converting vessels of the US Navy.
On Feb 23, 1801, for the sum of forty thousand dollars, the US Government purchased a crescent-shaped piece of land approximately 42 acres, around muddy wallabout Bay at Brooklyn. It was originally a privately operated shipyard, and consisted of a few ramshackle buildings used to house the wooden sailing vessels during construction, a sluggish pond called the "Timber Pond" in which the sturdy oak beams and planking were aged and seasoned, and a swampy island on which a make-shift pier had been built.
Today, the shipyard proper covers 291 acres and includes 6 drydocks, 9 piers, 23,278 linear feet of crane tracks, 2 building ways, and 270 major buildings comprising over 6,000,000 square feet of floor space. There are 18 miles of paved roads, 37,000 linear feet of paved sidewalks, 24 miles of railroad tracks and 16,945 feet of berthing space.
Many fine ships have been constructed at the yard, among them the aircraft carriers "Independence" and "Constellation", the latter is back in the yard under-going extensive repairs after the disastrous fire recently.
The word "Service to the Fleet" inscribed on the massive Hammerhead Crane, which can be seen from the bridges that span the East River, have come to life through the years.