Fulton (AS-1): 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 Fulton (Submarine Tender No. 1)

Photographed circa 1915.
Note the twin torpedo tube mount on the port side of the forecastle. It was used for adjusting torpedoes but proved unsatisfactory for this purpose.

Photo No. NH 101545
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Fulton (Submarine Tender No. 1)

At the Boston Navy Yard on 26 February 1915 showing the ship's boat stowage.

Photo No. Unknown
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-A-31

 
USS Fulton (Submarine Tender No. 1)

Probably shown in late 1917 with four "L"-class submarines alongside.
The sub with her radio mast raised is probably the Lake-type L-8, the other three are Holland-type boats just before deploying to Europe. Fulton now has two 3"/50 guns on the forecastle in place of the torpedo tubes.

Photo No. NH 105912
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Fulton (Submarine Tender No. 1)

Shown near the Charleston, South Carolina Navy Yard in 1918 in dazzle camouflage.

Photo No. None
Source: Shipscribe

 
USS Fulton (Submarine Tender No. 1)

At the New London Naval Submarine Base, Groton, Connecticut, circa 1918-1920.
There is a 3-inch gun on each side of the forecastle.

Photo No. NH 53972
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Fulton (AS-1)

At Coco Solo, Canal Zone, in April 1924.

Photo No. NH 1222
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Fulton (PG-49)

Being reactivated as a gunboat at the Philadelphia Navy Yard in September 1930.
One 3"/50 AA gun has been installed on the center line forward, a second is probably aft.


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

 
USS Fulton (PG-49)

Probably shown on surveying duty in the Canal Zone in 1931-1932 with her armament ashore in storage at Coco Solo.


Photo No. None
Source: Shipscribe

 
USS Fulton (PG-49)

At Hong Kong after burning at sea on 14 March 1934.
She was towed into Junk Bay near Hong Kong by a British naval tug after a British destroyer and a merchantman rescued her crew. The wooden pilot house was completely destroyed by the intense fire and much of the rest of the ship was gutted. Her forward 3"/50 AA gun, however, survived unscathed.

Photo No. None
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command (S-348-B)