USS Ault (DD-698) 1953-55



USS Ault (DD-698) 1953-55




DVD Content
This DVD contains the actual, uncut footage that was filmed by a crewman who sailed in Ault from 1953-55. A fantastic look into the surface Navy in the early 1950ís -Very unique, never before seen footage-
This film opens with footage in Japan waters, and then a great sequence of a torpedo launch and subsequent recovery by the motor whaleboat. Really cool stuff. I am always surprised by the cool stuff these destroyer films have.
We then see footage of the heavily damaged bow that appears to be crushed and folded over onto the starboard side. The ship is still at sea. Then, the ship is in dry dock, and several minutes are dedicated to filming the ship over a period of time as the damage was repaired and a new bow attached. Also, the USS Haynsworth (the ship Ault collided with) is also filmed in port and her damage is also visible.
Great scenes of the ship at sea, including a shellback initiation. I still clearly remember the day I was initiated!!
Cool UNREP scenes.
Also cool liberty ports from both Westpac and the Med, as this was also a round the world cruise.
Also some depth charges being dropped, and footage shot while operating with a carrier.
Over 87 minutes running time.

 

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    Gary Schreffler
    15707 Ambiance Drive
    North Potomac, MD 20878
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  • Produced by GRS Videos (TM). GRS Videos is dedicated to the preservation of Naval Aviation film footage. This passion began when the son of a recently deceased Korean War veteran told me how he had thrown away all of those "old 8mm films of planes flying off of a ship". Yes, I cried. Our heritage MUST be preserved. As a veteran of Naval Aviation, I have a strong interest in ensuring that our stories are not forgotten. If you have footage (16mm, 8mm, VHS, Super 8, Beta, or Digital) contact me at PLAT_Collector@verizon.net. I will also gladly trade any footage I have for new footage (any format). So, if I have Naval Aviation footage you want, and you have something I do not have, contact me and I am confident we can work something out. I am always looking for new PLAT mishaps and home movies/video of carrier operations and life on carriers. All proceeds go into obtaining and preserving more Naval Aviation footage. Gary R. Schreffler served on USS Midway (with HS-12) from 1984-1991.