Hyades (AF-28) class: 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 Hyades (AF-28)

In Chesapeake Bay off the Bethlehem Fairfield shipyard on 9 August 1944 just after conversion.

Photo No. 19-N-70670
Source: U.S. National Archives (RG-19-LCM)

 
USS Graffias (AF-29)

In Chesapeake Bay off the BethlehemKey Highway shipyard on 30 October 1944 just after conversion.

Photo No. 19-N-73555
Source: U.S. National Archives (RG-19-LCM)

 
USS Graffias (AF-29)

In Chesapeake Bay off the BethlehemKey Highway shipyard on 30 October 1944 just after conversion.

Photo No. 19-N-73556
Source: U.S. National Archives (RG-19-LCM)

 
USS Hyades (AF-28)

Off New York City in September 1949.

Photo No. NH 66855
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Graffias (AF-29)

Photographed circa the late 1940s.

Photo No. USN 1044037
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Graffias (AF-29)

Photographed on 11 December 1953.

Photo No. 80-G-1078432
Source: U.S. National Archives (RG-19-LCM)

 
USS Graffias (AF-29)

At sea on 14 September 1963 just before replenishing USS Kitty Hawk (CVA-63). Note the "Romeo" signal flag at the dip to port, indicating that replenishment operations are imminent on that side (the one used by carriers).

Photo No. KN-8837
Source: Shipscribe