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The spotlight turns on Canada's Navy and her able seamen. First at a shore training station, H.M.C.S. Cornwallis, and later aboard the frigate Swansea, Canadian boys from every walk of life learn the traditional skills that fit them for service at sea. The film centres on a farm boy, Peter Benson, and follows his routine of training from the parade ground to the helm of his ship. Final exercises show the Swansea engaged in battle maneuvres at sea, while alongside, from the decks of an aircraft carrier, fighter planes take off to extend the Navy's air arm far beyond the range of the biggest gun.

1951, 11 min