Specific events include:
-Navy ships en route to the US for Navy Day – showing ships at sea and in the Panama Canal.
-Navy Day and preliminary events at San Francisco – including ships arriving, welcoming ceremonies, a parade and memorial services.
-Fleet Admiral William F. Halsey visiting Greenville, DE; NAS Anacostia; and the White House, Washington, DC.
-Navy Day festivities at New York City – including arrival of ships; welcoming sailors; memorial wreath laying for USS Turner (DD-648); the fleet anchored in Hudson River; President Truman in New York for Navy Day; commissioning of USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CV-42); “Victory Dinner”; Navy Day celebrations in other cities (Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland, Philadelphia, Boston, New Orleans, Cleveland, Portsmouth, NH, and NAS Olathe, KS).
-The fleet in New York Harbor, anchored in formation
-Aircraft in formation flyovers (one spells F D R)
Ships seen include:
- USS Enterprise (CV-6): views of the ship; F6F and TBM planes; crew sunbathing on board; officers and crew; overflow birthing in hangar deck; and visitors to the ship.
- USS Missouri (BB-63): views of the ship; crewmembers; surrender plaques; several views of President Truman.
- USS Wisconsin (BB-64): general views
-USS Mississippi (BB-41): general views; guns
-USS Concord (CL-10): general views
-USS South Dakota (BB-57): general views, guns, onboard scenes
-USS Renshaw (DD-499): general views, President Truman onboard
-USS New York (BB-34): general views, guns, mascot (dog)
-USS Yorktown (CV-10): flight deck spillout; scoreboard
-USS Midway (CVB-41): general views; onboard scenes
-USS Langley (CVL-27): scoreboard
- USS Alabama (BB-60): general views
-USS Colorado (BB-45): general views
-USS Boise (CL-47): general views; officers; scoreboard
-USS Columbus (CV-74): general views; religious service in hangar
-USS Washington (BB-56): 16” guns
-USS Shangri-La (CV-38): flight deck spillout
-USS Brownsville (PF-10): memorial ceremony onboard
-USS Mero (SS-378): general views
Personnel seen in the collection include (partial listing):
-ADM William F. Halsey
-President Harry S. Truman
-RADM Robert B. Carney
-SecNav James Forrestal
FADM William D. Leahy
-CAPT Edward J. Steichen
-Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt
-Secretary of War R.P. Patterson
Ambassadors to China, France, and Britain