[Corpus Christi, Texas: Tourists Onboard the USS Lexington Carrier]

Description:

This film is unedited television footage regarding events and sites in Corpus Christi, Texas. The majority of the film is made up of shots of the interior rooms, controls, and exterior flight deck of the USS Lexington (CV-16) aircraft carrier, a World War II warship belonging to the United States Navy. John Bowen, the Operations Officer of Torpedo Squadron in 1943, explains military life onboard the Lexington. Jerry Chipman, the ship's Executive Director at the time of filming, discusses the ship's history. Families and other people in groups tour the ship's control rooms and berths freely, and tour guides explain the helm, ship's log, aircraft, and machinery. Another segment of the video shows groups of people with pet dogs. Throughout the video there are also intermittent shots of the beach, seagulls, swimmers, tourists, a ferry, and the Texas State Aquarium.

Creator(s): Unknown
Location(s): United States - Texas - Nueces County - Corpus Christi
Creation Date: Unknown
Partner(s):
UNT Media Library
Collection(s):
Texas Historical Television Footage
Usage:
Total Uses: 222
Past 30 days: 0
Yesterday: 0
Creator:
Unknown
Date(s):
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Nueces County - Corpus Christi
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Description:

This film is unedited television footage regarding events and sites in Corpus Christi, Texas. The majority of the film is made up of shots of the interior rooms, controls, and exterior flight deck of the USS Lexington (CV-16) aircraft carrier, a World War II warship belonging to the United States Navy. John Bowen, the Operations Officer of Torpedo Squadron in 1943, explains military life onboard the Lexington. Jerry Chipman, the ship's Executive Director at the time of filming, discusses the ship's history. Families and other people in groups tour the ship's control rooms and berths freely, and tour guides explain the helm, ship's log, aircraft, and machinery. Another segment of the video shows groups of people with pet dogs. Throughout the video there are also intermittent shots of the beach, seagulls, swimmers, tourists, a ferry, and the Texas State Aquarium.

Note:

Minor video interruptions at 00:00:02 and 00:30:34.
The program for which the films of the Texas Historical Television Footage collection were shot is not accessible, but the nature of the collection’s footage suggests it was intended for a public television show.

Physical Description:

1 video (89 min., 48 sec.) : sd., col.

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Subject(s):
Keyword(s): television clips | camera crews | USS Lexington CV-16 (Blue Ghost) | aircraft carriers | warships | Naval Air Training Command | berths | aircraft | seagulls | birds | swimmers | Texas State Aquarium | ferries
Added Title: Corpus Christi, TX, Volume 2
Partner:
UNT Media Library
Collection:
Texas Historical Television Footage
Identifier:
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth194011
Resource Type: Video
Format: Video
Rights:
Access: Public