These silent home movies were shot by an American serviceman during the Korean War. Scenes include camp life in tents with lots of mud present, calisthenics in underwear (2:30), and more. Around 5:00, there are shots of Korean civilians on the move with all their belongings, possibly as refugees of the war. At the 5:20 mark is footage of a USO Camp Show featuring an unknown female performer (some of this footage is flopped). American tanks are seen at the 6:40 mark, helicopters at the 7:45 mark, and at the 8:40 mark U.S. troops are seen embarking on the USNS Marine Lynx, a transport that brought many Americans home from the war. The film ends at an Army Separation Center where troops are demobilized.
Laid down, 9 December 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (C4-S-A3) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 2363) at Kaiser Shipbuilding Corp, Vancouver, WA. Launched, 17 July 1945. Delivered to the Maritime Commission, at Portland, OR., 22 October 1945, for operation under a GAA agreement with Moore-McCormack Lines. Turned over to Matson Navigation Co. for operations under a GAA agreement, 17 April 1946. Turned over to American President Lines for operation under a bare bottom charter, 7 July 1946, (transport for UNRRA to bring Jewish refugees from Shanghai to Europe). Returned to the Maritime Commission, 14 September 1948, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA. Acquired by the US Navy, 23 July 1950, and placed in service, by the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) as USNS Marine Lynx (T-AP-194) During the Korean War USNS Marine Lynx (T-AP-194) participated in the campaigns from 1950-51. Placed out of service, struck from the Naval Register, and transferred to the Maritime Administration (MARAD) for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Astoria, OR., 1 May 1958. Transferred (MARAD exchange program), 4 August 1967, to Hudson Waterways Corp. for conversion to a cargo ship, renamed SS Transcolumbia. Final Disposition, sold for scrapping in June 1988 as per Hudson Waterways Corp. USS Marine Lynx received seven battle stars for Korean service.
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