Out of service American destroyers undergo a thorough reconditioning before being recalled to active duty.
Item title reads - San Diego.
Out of service U.S. destroyers reconditioned for recall to activity in case of national emergency. America (USA).
L/S of a row of American destroyers in the bay. L/S as the camera pans up and across the funnels. M/S of men working and welding on deck. M/S as reconditioned engines are lowered into place. Various shots as the guns are lowered back. Various shots of a torpedo tube being put back into position. Various shots as missiles are driven along the dock and hoisted onto the ship. C/U as one drives towards the camera.