The American atomic powered submarine - USS Triton - is launched.
Unused / unissued material -
United States of America (USA). American voiceovered newsreel material.
GV Pan, from crowds to the atomic powered submarine - USS Triton. CU Side of submarine. GV Elevated, massed crowds. SV Wife of Naval Vice-Admiral, Mrs John Will preparing to christen the vessel. GV Elevated massed crowds. CU Mrs. Will with bottle in her hand, she smashes the bottle over the vessel. SV "Triton" moving down slipway. GV "Triton" entering water and going away from camera. LV "Triton" at sea. GV "Triton" at standstill.
(F.G.) Old record suggests material dates from around 21/08/1958.
Triton is the first vessel to be powered by 2 nuclear reactors. It is a radar picket submarine.