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.

  • NHHC

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