Navy Movie Page

My husband Tim enlisted in the Navy in July of 1961 and was discharged on 2 July, 1965. While he was in the Navy, he took many slides and a few movies.   Most of his Navy images are on his Navy page, so for still images, you should go there.

Please Note! The York County and travel movies linked here are large files for use with DSL or cable modem computer systems.   Although the clips have recently been reduced in size to speed up downloading.   If you're using a plain telephone line modem for the internet, our advice is to make note of this page address, then go somewhere like the public library or a friend's house who has a faster connection to view and save the videos.

You may also want to take along a flash drive so you can save the videos for your home computer.   After a video runs, right click on the link and select "save target as," then make sure you know where it's being saved to, maybe your flash or jump drive?

Although the York County was decommissioned and transferred to the Italian government and then eventually scraped in Italy, the Spiegel Grove LSD- 32 was cleaned and sunk near Dixie Shoals in Key Largo.  Most of the ship is lying deep between 80 and 90 feet of water.

View the 8mm Navy films below, but first, during the Mediterranean cruise after he first boarded the York in 1962, they stopped in several ports including Porto, Portugal where he took several movies while on liberty.  The first clip is of an electric tram which they used in Porto instead of buses.  It reminded Tim when he was very young riding electric street cars in Columbus, OH.   These other clips are a little longer but they show life as it was at the time in Porto, Portugal, which is now a very modern city.   The next clip is a repeat of the tram, but with a scene change showing a group of school children who wanted to pose for for the camera.   He also filmed people walking to market carrying baskets on their heads, which appeared to be a very common practice.   The last clip shows downtown Porto as the city begins to wind down for the day.  He also wanted me to show two pictures of La Coruna, Spain, first a picture of a road sign, then a picture of the port town of La Coruna as it looked as he got off the bus.  The last picture is of the San Juan Valley which he believes was near the Hilton hotel.

Silent 8mm Movies from LST-1175 ©

Note! If the movie don't start at the first click, try selecting it again.
  • Cut One  The York County riding the waves.
  • Cut One Long  The long edited version of the above cut.
  • Cut Two  A few of the crew taking a break at Morehead City, NC.
  • Cut Three  The 1175 at sea with full load (part-1).
  • Cut Four  The 1175 at sea with full load (part-2).
  • Cut Five  LSD- 32 Spielgel Grove coming along side for a high line detail.
  • Cut Six  An Ensign getting a ride of his life (he was warned not to look down).
  • Cut Seven  LST - 1171 Desoto County coming along side.
  • Cut Eight  Crew members starting with Bob McKay and ending with Ensign Gowen.
  • Cut Nine  The unforgettable G. K. Loew relaxing.
  • Cut Ten  A few of the crew taking a break.
  • Cut Eleven  Some of the crew relaxing on the fantail.
  • Found Clip  More images of the crew relaxing on the fantail.
  • Cut Twelve  Offloading equipment in Morehead City, NC.
  • Cut Thirteen  Offloading equipment in Morehead City.
  • Cut Fourteen  York County at sea and coming home.
  • Cut Fifteen  Stern Anchor and wake.
  • LST Row  York County in port and other LST's at Little Creek.
  • Cut Eighteen  Taken from the bridge while docked at Little Creek.
The following film clips have background music added to the clips. Some are longer than the above clips, and you should have a high speed computer connection to view them, or you could also consider going to your local public library to view them.

Many thanks to Mr. Joe Wise for sharing his videos shown below.  They were taken while he was stationed aboard the York County.   I don't believe my husband Tim knew him during his years on the ship.

After a video runs, right click on the link and select "save target as," then make sure you know where it's being saved to, maybe your flash or jump drive that you brought with you to the library?

This page Is under construction.
We hope even more videos are coming from other crew members, so check back again!

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