Good shots of the American Navy on exercise on the high seas.
Full title reads: "Disarmament! ... who will be first? - Uncle Sam's 'sea dogs' make striking picture as they churn the Atlantic in Spring exercises."
Atlantic Ocean, off United States of America.
Series of American naval warships travelling at speed. Plumes of black smoke billow from their chimneys. Close shot of the prow of one vessel ploughing through the waves. Shot from one ship of another smaller warship. The seas look to be quite high and choppy. Good shot of ship coming head on. Various ships are shown travelling at speed through high seas. Waves break over the bows of several of the vessels.
Some of the ships are seen in convoy. The ship behind the one on which the camera is placed fires its gun. Closer shot gunners preparing and firing large naval gun. Different angle of gun being fired. Officer and sailor signal the release of depth charges. A depth charge is seen to explode. C/U of depth charge rolling down track.
High angle shot of ships prow as waves break over it. The officer signals the release of another depth charge and we see and hear the explosion. Good footage of the American navy on manoeuvres.
(Natural sound only - no commentary.)
There appears to have been a shorter, silent version of this item in Gazette 1886. This is currently missing.