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

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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 ...

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

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  • Main Title: [Corpus Christi, Texas: Tourists Onboard the USS Lexington Carrier]
  • Added Title: Corpus Christi, TX, Volume 2

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.

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

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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.

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Texas Historical Television Footage

The Texas Historical Television Footage collection comes from the University of North Texas Media Library and it contains video of various places across Texas; including Grapevine, McAllen, College Station, Corpus Christi, and Brownsville.

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  • Dec. 13, 2011, 3:26 p.m.

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  • April 16, 2012, 2:16 p.m.

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[Corpus Christi, Texas: Tourists Onboard the USS Lexington Carrier], video, Date Unknown; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth194011/: accessed July 24, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Media Library.