|U.S.S. Allen M. Sumner DD-692|
|1959 Refueling Movie|
The following movie clips were filmed by PH1 J. S. Evasku on April 17, 1959 when SUMNER came alongside the USS FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT (CVA-42) for underway refueling. Aboard the ROOSEVELT, at the time, was the Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Arleigh Burke. The clips are black and white with no sound and consist of camera pans from stem to stern in Clip 1 and stem to amidships in Clip 2. These clips were made from original unedited film stock. They were in the National Archives, unused, for 39 years before conversion to video tape and subsequent conversion to computer format.
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View Clip 1 - Run time: 35 seconds
View Clip 2 - Run time: 18 seconds