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  • Short Summary

    US Secretary of the Navy Mr Daniels talks to others on a ship.

  • Description

    Titles read: 'Plymouth. Mr Daniels Departs - and says "we have learnt much during our visit, which will be of value to our Navy".'


    USS Corsair (SP-159) departing from the wharf side view. Going past; American sailors working on deck; ship moving away from camera. Shots of American Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels talking to group of British naval commanders etc.

    Corsair was built in 1899 for JP Morgan. She was chartered by the US Navy in 1917 and sent to France in June that year. Corsair returned to the US in May 1919 and was returned to Morgan on 9 June.

    International relations. Military; statesmen.

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    Film ID:
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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:35:00 / 01:14:46:00
    ON 132 O

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    As the shots list already says, this ship was "chartered" (i.e. commissioned) as USS Corsair in 1917 and decommissioned in 1919. The clip's current date range can therefore be reduced to 1917-1919.

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