APc-1 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 APc-15

Running builder's sea trials off Camden, Maine, on 6 October 1942.
She is carrying only the two 20mm guns on the bridge that were in the original design for the class. Two more 20mm singles were soon added, one on a platform on the bow and one on the after end of the superstructure.

Photo No. 19-N-38017
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS APc-38

Near her builder's yard at San Francisco, California, on 15 February 1943 soon after commissioning.
She is carrying the armament of four 20mm guns that became standard for the class.

Photo No. NH 96395
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS APc-47

Underway off San Diego, California, on 19 February 1943 a few days before commissioning.

Photo No. 19-N-41563
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
Inflatable boat training on an APc

Army troops of the 32nd Division in inflatable assault boats alongside an unidentified camouflaged APc during amphibious training at Nelson's Bay, New South Wales, Australia, circa 14 July 1943. Each boat also contains a sailor in dungarees in the stern, and a second sailor is climbing over the fantail rail into the after boat.

Photo No. USA C-955
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS APc-68 (HMS FT-25)

Near her builder's yard at East Boothbay, Maine, on 7 September 1943, two days before being delivered and handed over to the British under Lend Lease. She is wearing her British hull number.

Photo No. 19-N-51363
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS APc-9

Returning to San Francisco Bay from the western Pacific in late 1945 or early 1946.
Late wartime or early postwar modifications include the removal of her armament and the addition of portholes in the deckhouse.

Photo No. NH 81031
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS APc-92

Photographed in August 1949 with a sister behind her.
This vessel and APc-93 were used as service craft on boat pool duty at Bermuda beginning in 1947 and were placed out of commission at Charleston, S.C. in 1950. In 1952 APc-92 became the Haitian Vertieres.

Photo No. NH 83853
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
R/V Bear

The former USS APc-89 during her brief career as the research vessel Bear circa 1951-52.

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