2 DVD's of USN Destroyer Films
1st Film; "Destroyermen" 1950s USN film about a Convoy of Destroyers going on a cruise to the Mediterranean. Stars the USS Burdelon DD-881, USS Strong DD-758, USS Brownson DD 868, and the USS Gearing DD-710. As the Convoy leave port, there trip experiences rough seas, Sea Fuel replacement and of course practicing of every kind like searching for submarines to firing there twin 5" guns. Great film. Runtime 15:01 Min's.
2nd Film; "USN Reserve Fleet". 1949 USN film about a the Reserve Fleet (mothball Fleet) USS Strong DD-758 being taken out of the mothball fleet and restoring her to duty. This a step by step process that starts with 1st getting her Habitable, 2nd get her Self-Sataining, 3rd Secure the ship, 4th Make her Operational. In the end is ready for duty and a new crew comes on Board and take her out of port. USS Satterlee DD-626 (limited) is also shown. Another rare film. Runtime 14:15 Min's
3rd Film; "Destroyer, Surface Reserve". 1950 USN Film about the US Navy Reserve team going on a 2 week trails to Hawaii and get their practice and training aboard the USS Twining DD-540, USS Wedderburn DD-684, and the USS Ulmann DD-687. Here the men go aboard and train in shouting down F6f drones, fire Depth charges, and fire their guns. Great stuff and also a very rare film. Runtime 14:15 Min's
4th Film; DE's European Cruise". 1955 USN Film. Story about a Convoy of Destroyer Escorts make way to Spain and Portugal. Staring USS Curtis Howard DE-750, plus DE-107, DE-89, DE-107, De-748 plus others. These men fire the famous Hedgehogs among other weapons aboard ship. Also shows the vacationing in Spain and Portugal. Another great film and it too is very rare. Runtime 14:05 Min's
5th Film; "The USS Recruit". This is our footage and story we put together on the last remaining Destroyer (TDE-1) stationed permanently on concrete, down by the San Diego Bay. This just for fun and it is free. runtime 2 Min's.
This DVD is about the Amazing Early 4 Piper Destroyers. We collect old films and footage and this is a collection of 4 pipers destroyers and WW2 destoyers. If you ever wondered about these beautiful early Destroyers, we think you will wnjoy this DVD. The early destroyers were first called sub-chasers. The first Destroyer was named USS Bainbridge DD-1. Also know as Tin cans, Flush decks, and Grayhounds of the sea, the early Wickes class was a real step forward in design. Light weight and fast with the steam turbine driving them, They were used as the scouts of the Navy. There some very RARE footage that have rarely been seen in this DVD. This DVD took us years to collect eneogh footage to release it.
1st Film: "Grayhounds of the Sea". This is a great film created by the US Navy on mostly of the early Destroyers to WW2 destroyers, this is amazing to see. Amazing stuff. Runtime 26:42 Min's
2nd Film: "Capture of U-505". This is the story of how 5 destroyers and 1 small Jeep carrier captured U-505 in the atlantic ocean. Really great story. Runtime 15:22 Min's
3rd Film: "Destroyer Newsreels". This film is 9 newsreels. 1. USS Kearny Torpedoed. 2. New Sub-chaser. 3. Shipyards Speed warships. 4. DD Sinks U-boat. 5. New ships from yards. 6. Nazi sub sunk. 7. Japanese suicides a Destroyer. 8. Typhoon. 9. USS Nuclear Bainbridge. Runtime 14:38 Min's
4th Film: "Life on a 4 piper". These is footage of the beautiful 4 piper destroyers and life aboard the ship. Really fun to see. Runtime 7:42 Min's
5th Film; "The Disaster at Honda Point". This is a collection of film footage and photos of the greatest Navy maritime disaster in US history. Destroyer squadron of 14 Clemson class destroyers left San Francisco to travel to San Diego, in Sept 1923, and mis judged the turning point outside of Santa Barbara. at 9:00 pm, the flag ship USS Delphy crashed into the rocks with 7 others following. 23 men died that night. This is a collection by us and we hope you will enjoy this story. Runtime 4:50 Min's