Dec 6

Readiness and Care of Vessels in Inactive Status

Monday, December 6, 2010 1:10 PM

After victory in World War II, the United States Navy initiated a complex process to migrate portions of its massive armada into inactive status. This 1945 documentary explains the proper methodology for preparing a warship for the Reserve Fleet.

Source: Naval History and Heritage Command, Photographic Section, UM-20.

 
 
 
  • glocke380

    This is video is very timely for me, I have been reading a book, “WarShip Boneyards” which was written in the 90′s, so this video gave me a 1945 look at the same subject, very interesting.

  • http://www.history.navy.mil NHHC

    Glad you liked the video. Please tell your friends about us. Thanks!