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Re: Film footage 1943
At about 1:45 in that film, just after Mrs Roosevelt and the party ride the elevator down, the boat that comes alongside is an Admiral's barge. (the captain's boat is called a gig and the admiral's boat is called a barge). The Admiral's barge has a black hull, and CO's gigs visible in Life Magazine photos pre-war have grey hulls. Identifying features include an arrow around the name at the bow and a red stripe at the waterline.
But I think your question was about boats onboard warships after the war started, and I think the correct answer was that they were landed.
Considering the four star flag shown in the film just after the barge, I'm guessing that barge belongs to Admiral Nimitz and is kept at Pearl Harbor, rather than onboard any ship.
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