- Title: CF781
Richmond Shipyards, California, 1942
Pan across shipyard, lots of steel girders and cranes. HA shot of workers filing into work. Hammer head crane lifting metal sheets and shell plates. Men fitting plates and using flame planers to cut the metal. Bevel Torch used to cut the sheets. Man drilling holes into sheet metal. Flattening shell plates with giant rollers. Burning radius holes with a torch, sparks fly from metal during parallel burning.
GVs the Assembly Bay, good shots of workers at different stations showing manufacturing process. Bending metal frames, red hot metal comes out of furnace and is bent by engineers. Man hammers the red hot metal to help the bending. Pan across construction workers making the side panels of ships. Men riveting and reaming hole. Rivets driven into the side panels. Transferring the finished side panel onto the shell of the ship.
Decking section is placed onto the ship by crane. Bottom section of the ship is constructed and fitted in place. Deck house section inverted, pan across construction area from HA. Assembly of Double Bottom, parts are slotted into place by crane. GVs of the mobile crane, moving around construction site. Good before and after shots of construction of different parts of the ship. Construction of the bow, front of the boat takes shape. Lower section of the front of the boat is installed.
Fore section of ship lifted into place by a crane. Bow of ship is transported by truck and hoisted into place on ship. Good shot of the skeleton of the ship during construction. Men using power tools to join steel sheets. Bulkhead Assembly, men steer girders lifted by crane into place. Welders use welding irons, circles cut from steel sheets. steel parts are lifted and fitted onto frame
Building of the gantry out of steel girders, welding parts together. Piping being laid. Large sections are lifted and placed on trucks to be moved into place. Pan across large hangar containing the shell of the ship. Large sheets lifted by crane
Large tractor moves large metal sheets. Cutting of metal sheets with power tool. Buffing metal plates with a power tool. Seams between metal sheets are buffed and smoothed. Man adjusts a dial on a machine. Good shot of men working in overalls / dungarees.
HA shot of workers laying the deck of the ship. Men driving rivets into boat deck. Welding in the deck house. Good shots of a gloomy room with men welding. Large sections of the ship are lowered and fitted into place. Large section
Transfer of Deck House onto ship. Cranes used to move steel structures into place. Large containers are moved along grid. Sections of the ship are placed onto trailer and carried to the assembly bay. Almost fully complete section of ship on a trailer. Orange coloured section of pre-fabricated Deck House is lifted by crane into place on the ship.
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Assembly of the boiler in warehouse. Good tracking shot inside the warehouse seeing welders at work. Man breaks champagne on the Bow of the ship and the ship leaves the dry dock. The Vessel is delivered. Men in an office, secretary gives more papers.
- Keywords:USA, INDUSTRY, SHIPYARD, BOAT BUILDING, DRY DOCK, CRANES, HEAVY INDUSTRY
- Master Title:CF781