Chaumont (AP-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 Chaumont (AP-5)

At Balboa, Canal Zone, circa 1923.
The original post card is postmarked at San Diego on 23 October 1923. The sender wrote to his sister in Michigan "am sending you a picture of the buggy I am riding in. I have spent twenty six days on this boat."

Photo No. None
Source: Shipscribe.

 
USS Chaumont (AP-5)

Moored to a landing with troops on deck in the 1920s or 1930s.

Photo No. NH 55090
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command.

 
USS Chaumont (AP-5)

Underway during the 1920s.

Photo No. NH 99602
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command.

 
USS Chaumont (AP-5)

Dressed with flags during the 1920s or 1930s.
The enclosed ends of the pilot house were a recognition feature for this ship.

Photo No. NH 83456
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command.

 
USS Chaumont (AP-5)

Alongside a pier circa the 1930s.
The open bridge above the pilot house has been partially enclosed, as in other auxiliaries during the 1930s.

Photo No. NH 99601
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Chaumont (AP-5)

At the Norfolk Navy Yard on 4 October 1941 with her armament of 4-3"/50 guns installed.
Behind her is USS Texas (BB-35), while the British carrier in the foreground is probably HMS Illustrious, at the yard for battle damage repairs.

Photo No. 19-N-25845
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command.

 
USS Chaumont (AP-5)

Photographed circa early 1942.

Photo No. 19-N-28034
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Chaumont (AP-5)

At Kodiak, Alaska, on 11 May 1943.
Note the new radar mast over the bridge.

Photo No. 80-G-79719
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-80-G

 
USS Samaritan (AH-10)

Photographed in the Pacific in 1944 or 1945 from USS Rudyerd Bay (CVE-81).

Photo No. 80-G-369567
Source: Shipscribe.

 
USS Samaritan (AH-10)

Probably shown returning to San Francisco Bay for the last time in April 1946.
Note the postwar hospital ship markings and the homeward-bound pennant on the mainmast.

Photo No. NH 98753
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command.