Mispillion (AO-105) 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 Waccamaw (AO-109)

Off Newport, R.I., on 18 June 1949.

Photo No. NH 66870
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Pawcatuck (AO-108)

Underway on 26 May 1952.

Photo No. USN 446282
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Mispillion (AO-105)

Underway after her armament was reduced, probably off Oahu, Hawaii, on 18 January 1964.

Photo No. Unknown
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command (UA-283)

 
USS Passumpsic (AO-107)

Photographed from USS Ranger (CVA-61) on 11 May 1963.
The aft refueling stations on both sides have been strengthened and transformed into a large goalpost mast.

Photo No. None
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Waccamaw (AO-109)

The ship's new midbody ready for launching at the Kawasaki Dockyard Co., Kobe, Japan, on 28 September 1963.
After launching the midbody was towed to the Puget Sound Bridge & Dry Dock Co., Seattle, Wash., where it was used in the tanker's "Jumbo" conversion.

Photo No. None
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Navasota (AO-106)

During her "Jumbo" conversion in 1964 at the Puget Sound Bridge & Dry Dock Co., Seattle, Wash.
At this yard the bow was severed from the old ship in drydock and then attached to the new midbody there. The ship's midships superstructure was then transferred from the old midbody, now floating alongside the drydock, to the new midbody in the dock. The bow and new midbody were then undocked, the rest of the old ship was docked and the stern separated from the old midbody which was floated out. This photo was taken at this stage of the operation. The bow and new midbody were then docked and the stern was attached.

Photo No. None
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Pawcatuck (AO-108)

Underway circa the late 1960s.

Photo No. Unknown
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command (UA-164)

 
USS Pawcatuck (AO-108)

Underway in the Mediterranean circa the early 1970s.
This photograph was received by the Naval Photographic Center for filing in November 1973.

Photo No. KN-21025
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USNS Passumpsic (T-AO-107)

Photographed by USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) on 25 February 1974 in the South China Sea.
The large, tall object just foward of the after superstructure is the exhaust stack for the three diesel engines that had been installed there to power the ship's new cargo winches. The ship has just joined MSTS and has no armament or hull numbers on the bow or stern.

Photo No. None
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USNS Navasota (T-AO-106)

Underway in February 1991 during exercises off the coast of southern California.
The fueling station forward of the bridge was removed from this class to clear more room on the bow for helicopter operations. Note the reapparance of the large bow hull numbers.

Photo No. DN-SC-92-08694
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command