Recently people have been joining me on my Sunday Walks in Downtown Albany. Typically, I walk in Albany when I'm scheduled as a tour guide on the USS Slater. A slide show and a map are detailed at this blog entry. I plan on walking on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27. You can contact me at:

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

01/17/2012 - Salute to the Navy (1943)

The Internet Archive contains plenty of great films from the WWII era. This one is a salute to the USS Navy. In the end it briefly profiles the USS San Francisco and the Battle (where Frank Slater was killed).  According to the Archive the film dates from 1941, but that's impossible since many of the events it discusses occurred in 1942.

While the film does not profile Destroyer Escorts (since it was probably made in 1942), it does contain segements that profile the guns used by DEs (20mm, 40mm, 1.1 and 5"38, but no 3"50). It also contains a lightline transfer of mail to a 4-piper destroyer.