Glacier (AF-4): 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 Glacier (1898-1922)

Probably shown soon after her acquisition by the Navy in 1898.
A 6-pounder gun may be visible at the extreme stern.

Photo No. NH 53740
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Glacier (1898-1922)

At the Norfolk Navy Yard in 1905.
She had recommissioned at Boston on 15 September 1905 after a year of inactivity and was soon assigned to assist in towing the floating drydock Dewey from Chesapeake Bay to Manila.

Photo No. NH 53738
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Glacier (1898-1922)

At the Jamestown Exposition Review on 2 May 1907.

Photo No. 19-N-17-23-23
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-A-1.

 
USS Glacier (1898-1922)

With the collier USS Justin outboard at the Mare Island Navy Yard between 1908, when Glacier first arrived on the West Coast, and 1915, when Justin was decommissioned.
The curved beams over Glacier's fantail, which do not appear in any of the other images presented here, may be associated with towing, one of her duties in the Pacific.

Photo No. None
Source: Shipscribe.

 
USS Glacier (1898-1922)

Photographed before World War I.

Photo No. NH 67668
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Glacier (1898-1922)

Photographed circa 1909.
Note the various alterations since the prewar view above, including the 3" gun on the forecastle.

Photo No. NH 75666
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
S.S. Glacier

In commercial service after being sold by the Navy in 1922. She lasted until 1956.

Photo No. None
Source: Shipscribe