This 1930s black and white propaganda for joining the Navy was produced by the American version of Pathe News. It is about Naval training for craftsmen skills and exciting ports Navy ships stopped at. A new Naval battleship slides into the water for her maiden voyage. Navy crew are seen as the giant anchor chains are wound. Supplies are swung over by a crane (:20-1:17). Early ships needed crewman to fill wheelbarrows full of coal. A sailor works on the oil fuel tanks and another flips the large electrical panel. The ships’ guns are test-fired (1:18-2:08). Navy trade schools are panned as Navy men march. An instructor points to a blackboard with electrical engineering diagrams drawn on it. Sailors practice drafting skills in the metalworking shop. A toolbox is inspected. Metal scrap is repurposed (2:09-4:06). Students in the woodworking shop make patterns for the lathe. Sailors practice planing wood and pattern making (4:07-4:58). In the foundry, Navy students draw molten metal and pour it into the molds. Blacksmith students practice their forging skills (4:59-5:53). Navy students in the machine shop learn milling and finishing powder bores. An instructor inspects a finished pipe. A shaper tool is used. A student practices using the lathe to make a wheel with an inner track, which is then inspected. (5:54-8:20). Naval students in the electrical shop work on an automatic dial telephone The aviation machinist students work on aircraft motors and engines. Micrometer precision is calculated. Wire splicing is shown up-close. The aviation metals men receive instruction on welding and coppersmithing (8:21-10:02). Destroyers are shown from above. The new ship is shown from the viewpoint of looking down one of the guns. The anchor is dropped. The sailors get into a boat for shore leave to Gibraltar (10:03-11:30). The coast and streets of Gibraltar are panned. Sailors dressed in their white uniforms pass each other on the street. Sailors point to the rock of Gibraltar and begin climbing it. A sailor slips and falls, gripping his arm (11:31-13:10). The sailors have shore leave at the Riviera. The sailors get into a 1930s taxi. The close houses of the Riviera are shown in the distance (13:11-14:41). The sailors visit the ruins of old Carthage (14:42-16:22). The Navy destroyer heads into the port at Venice. A sailor uses a spyglass. Sailors are loaded into boats for shore leave. The statues hit the bell at the top of the Bell Tower in St. Mark’s Square in Venice. The sailors take a gondola ride through the canals and under foot bridges. St. Mark’s Basilica can be seen from the water, followed by close-ups of its architecture (16:23-19:31).

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