McCawley (APA-4) 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 McCawley (AP-10)

Participating in fleet landing exercises in the Caribbean ca. 3 February 1941.
Her forward stack (a dummy) has not yet been cut down. Note the degaussing cable around the hull and the four 3"/50 guns on platforms without splinter protection. She retains her merchant ship boat davits.

Photo No. 80-G-466192
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Barnett (AP-11)

Off the Norfolk Navy Yard on 30 March 1941.
Her dummy fore funnel has been cut down to a stump and splinter protection bulwarks have been added around her guns.

Photo No. 19-N-23945
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Barnett (AP-11)

Off the Norfolk Navy Yard on 30 March 1941.
The stump of her dummy fore funnel supports a light mast, primarily for signal halyards and radio antennas.

Photo No. 19-N-23943
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Barnett (AP-11)

Off the Norfolk Navy Yard on 18 December 1941.
The ship has received additional modifications, most notably four new boat davits on each side, each serving two landing craft. Note her single 5"/51 gun and two 3"/50 guns aft, all with splinter protection.

Photo No. 19-N-26506
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Barnett (APA-5)

Leaving San Diego, Calif., on 19 February 1943.
The four double boat davits fitted on each side in late 1941 have been replaced by three triple Welin davits on each side. The 5"/51 gun aft has been removed and two 40mm twin mounts have been fitted, one forward and one aft. The nearest ship in the background is probably Alcyone (AKA-7).

Photo No. 19-N-84663
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Barnett (APA-5)

Off the Norfolk Navy Yard on 14 December 1944.
Note the configuration of the armament aft as modified in early 1943, with a twin 40mm mount on the centerline in place of the 5-inch gun and its director between the 3-inch guns. The triple Welin davits appear to be holding their full complement of landing craft.

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