Pompey (AF-5): 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 Pompey (1898-1922)

At the New York Navy Yard on 29 May 1898 with USS Hannibal (see AG-1) outboard.
Pompey was the smallest of the colliers acquired in 1898, and Hannibal, although 30 feet longer, was still one of the four smallest.

Photo No. 19-N-17-20-12
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-A-1.

USS Pompey (1898-1922)

Approaching Olongapo Naval Station in the Philippines circa 1914.
Pompey was then being used as a tender and storeship. She is wearing standard Naval Auxiliary markings including the inscription "Auxiliary, U.S. Navy, Pompey" on her bow.

Photo No. NH 82223
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

USS Pompey (1898-1922)

Outboard of (and dwarfed by) USS Ajax (see AC-14) at Olongapo Naval Station on 22 February 1915.
The ships are dressed with flags for Washington's birthday. Pompey no longer has Naval Auxiliary markings although Ajax retains them.

Photo No. NH 88564
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command