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Summary: US Navy battleships with the British Home Fleet, July 1943, preceded by scene on HMS Shropshire
Description: I. Civilian on board HMS Shropshire, a County Class cruiser.
II. The US battleships USS Alabama and USS South Dakota are seen at Scapa Flow and at sea, with a King George V Class battleship (at sea) and R Class battleship HMS Royal Sovereign (at Scapa). First Sea Lord A V Alexander boards USS Alabama to inspect the ship's company; views of Alabama emphasise her triple 16-inch gun turrets (seen in action during a practice shoot), the two Vought floatplanes mounted on catapults on her quarterdeck (one of which is seen being catapulted off into flight and, on return, being hoisted back on board), the pyramidal configuration of her massive superstructure, and part of her large anti-aircraft weaponry (a quadruple 40mm position and a row of single 20mm Oerlikons by B turret), seen in action during a practice shoot. A Gleaves/Livermore type US fleet destroyer is also seen at the beginning of the item.