Apprentice seaman at barracks, passing-out parade and at on training frigate "Constellation".
Title reads: "They're sailors now".
United States of America (USA).
GV of barrack room with apprentice seamen climbing from their hammocks. L/S of apprentices running out of barracks. Panning shot of apprentice sailors lined up for roll call. GV of a classroom where a model battleship is being used by an instructor. GV of the sailors learning to tie knots. GV sailors learning to row on an indoor tank. GV Sailors learning semaphore signalling.
GV of an 18th century frigate ("Constellation"). GV Sailors scrubbing decks. The frigate which is their training ship and the oldest ship in the American navy. GV of the sailors at their passing-out parade. A naval officer gives a speech - "We hope this training has made you a better American, a good apprentice seaman and a better man". The apprentice sailors cheer.
This item has also been transferred on *PM1111* (film id 1111.33) with same title as part of 41/28.