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    America sets up naval construction record by launching four destroyers in one day. Great Lakes?

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    SLATE INFORMATION: Shipyards all-out fight U-boat peril

    NEW YORK, U.S.A.:
    GV two destroyers on slipway, sailors aboard. CU Mrs. Fletcher with bottle. LV Mrs. Fletcher christening ship, crowd in background. GV destroyer down slipway, crowd in foreground. LBV Mrs. Matthews christening second destroyer, crowd in foreground. GV destroyer down slipway, sailors aboard, crowd in foreground. CU woman with bottle. LBV woman christening ship crowd in foreground. GV destroyer with sailors aboard down slipway. GV destroyer down slipway and into sea. CU side view submarine on stock. CU woman christening submarine. SV pan submarine launched sideways, looks as if it is going to turn upside down, but rights itself. LV depth charge canister. GV canisters. LV man examining canisters. SV men fixing depth charge for test. CUBV man firing depth charge. GV depth charge fired. SV officials looking at instrument. GV reverse shot firing depth charge.


    GAV and LAV burning tanker. Map showing oil chart. GV wrecked tanker. CU pan hole in tanker. SV hole in tanker. SV damaged deck of tanker. SV men standing in shell hole of tanker. GV Hiring Hall. INT. Hiring Hall, men lining up. SV men signing up. CU pan two types. CU pan two types. SV men getting cards. CU deck of tanker. GV four men putting on goon suits. CU zipping up goon suit. CU sailor fastens collar of goon suit. LV men run out on deck with goon suits on. GTV men in life boat. LTV men in goon suits jump overboard and float in sea. CUTV tanker pulls out. Semi side view tanker pulling out. CU bow of tanker through water. LTV deck of tanker. SV Captain at wheel. CU Captain at wheel. SV two men on bridge of tanker. CU angle shot helmsman at helm., GTV shot of engine room. GV INT. engine room. SV man watching valves. SV two men sleeping. Pan down from one type to another in bunk. Map scene of ship at sea in relation to shore. Shot showing submarine 50 miles off shore. Shot showing lights going in city. Shot showing reflected light visible for 50-60 miles. Shot through submarine periscope of tanker. Shot showing lights going out on shore.

    United States of America; Ships and Boats; Navy - Active; Home Front; Civil Defence
    Background: America sets up naval construction record by launching four destroyers in one day. Great Lakes shipyard launches first US submarine ever built away from coast. Tankers limping damaged into part indicates alarming U-boat presence.

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    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
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