Hancock (AP-3): 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. Arizona (American Passenger Steamer, 1879)

In port, showing damage to her bow received when she rammed an iceberg at high speed in the North Atlantic on 7 November 1879.
Location is probably St. John's, Newfoundland. Note the ship's original twin stacks and heavy rig.
After reconstruction in 1897 this ship became U.S. Army Transport Hancock in 1898 and USS Hancock in 1902.

Photo No. NH 63065
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command.

 
USAT Hancock (1898-1902)

Off the Mare Island Navy Yard circa 1900 while in Army service.
Note the Army markings on the smokestack.

Photo No. NH 76117
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command.

 
USS Hancock (1902-1926)

Off the Mare Island Navy Yard circa 1902-1903.
The Army markings have been removed from the smokestack, otherwise the ship looks the same as in the Army photo above. Even the assisting tug (probably civilian) looks the same.

Photo No. NH 84408
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command.

 
USS Hancock (1902-1926)

Shown circa 1910 while serving as the receiving ship at the New York Navy Yard.

Photo No. NH 105913
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command.

 
USS Hancock (1902-1926)

At the New York Navy Yard on 10 September 1913 during an inclining experiment.
After being prepared for sea at New York, the ship arrived at the Philadelphia Navy Yard on 16 September 1913 to be fitted out as a Marine Corps transport.

Photo No. Unknown
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG 19-A-1.

 
USS Hancock (1902-1926)

Pierside at Vera Cruz, Mexico, in 1914.
The back of this post card bears a handwritten note that while there she was "the home of the First Advance Base Regt., U.S. Marine Corps."

Photo No. NH 106691
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command.

 
USS Hancock (1902-1926)

Dressed with flags at the Philadelphia Navy Yard on 28 June 1919.
Note the many well-dressed civilians on the pier and the bus on the left.

Photo No. NH 103572
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command.

 
USS Hancock (1902-1926)

Probably shown at the Philadelphia Navy Yard in 1919.
The battleship behind her is probably USS South Carolina (BB-26) or USS Michigan (BB-27).

Photo No. NH 43122
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command.

 
USS Hancock (AP-3, later IX-12)

Shown as receiving ship at the Pearl Harbor Navy Yard during the early 1920s.
Dry Dock No. 1 runs between the ship and the buildings in the background.

Photo No. NH 104677
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command.