Ships are launched in the United States of America and South Africa.
Titles read: "NOVEL LAUNCHINGS".
Various locations of events.
At Norfolk in Virginia, United States of America, we see various shots of a steel oil tanker ship being launched and sliding sideways down a slipway. It nearly capsizes when toppling over the 6 foot drop at the end, but just manages to bounce right way up.
In Durban, South Africa's first warship, a 45 ton anti-submarine vessel (motor torpedo boat) is christened, then lifted onto the water by an enormous crane.
At a New Jersey shipyard in America, commentator says two ships are being launched at the same time, but we only see one. General MacArthur's sister-in-law (unnamed) smashes a champagne bottle against the hull of a destroyer several times and the vessel moves down the slipway. Natural sound of people cheering and a man saying "Don't push!".