Pictor (AF-27): 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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S.S. Platano

At San Francisco circa 1943 as a United Fruit Company ship trading under the Panamanian flag. The Navy planned in April 1943 to take her over as USS Pictor (AF-27), but the acquisition was cancelled.

Photo No. NH 89855
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command