Celtic (AF-2): Photographs

These photographs were selected to show the original configuration of this class and major subsequent modifications. For most classes many other photographs exist.
For more complete online collections of U. S. Navy ship photographs see in particular the NHHC Online Library of Selected Images and the NavSource Photo Archive.

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USS Celtic (1898-1923)

At the New York Navy Yard on 29 May 1898.

Photo No. NH 55066
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Celtic (1898-1923)

Probably photographed in late May 1898 at the New York Navy Yard.

Photo No. NH 912
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Celtic (1898-1923)

At anchor before World War I.
The photo was taken after the fleet converted from white to gray paint in 1909 and before Celtic received 3-inch guns circa 1914. The ship is equipped with radio.

Photo No. 19-N-13356
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-N box 47.

 
USS Celtic (1898-1923)

Photographed in the Hudson River in October 1912 during that year's Presidential Naval Review.

Photo No. NH 55067
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Celtic (1898-1923)

At anchor before World War I.
The photo was taken after the fleet converted from white to gray paint in 1909 and before Celtic received 3-inch guns circa 1914. The ship is equipped with radio.

Photo No. None
Source: Shipscribe.

 
USS Celtic (1898-1923)

A colorized photo taken circa 1920.
The ship now has two 3" guns on her forecastle and two more aft.

Photo No. NH 74664-KN
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command