Holland (AS-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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USS Holland (AS-3)

Underway in the late 1920s or 1930s.

Photo No. NH 67742
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Holland (AS-3)

Lifting the bow of USS S-4 circa late 1926.
A chain was passed arouond the bow of the submarine and the port hook in Holland's clipper bow then lifted it. The event, possibly a test of the procedure, took place between the tender's commissioning in June 1926 and S-4's departure for the Atlantic in February 1927.

Photo No. NH 41858
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Holland (AS-3)

At San Diego circa 1930.
Alongside are the submarines V-3, V-2, S-45, S-43, S-44, and S-42 (SS-165, 164, 156, 154, 155, and 153). The "V" boats were renamed Bonita and Bass respectively in February 1931.

Photo No. NH 53437
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Holland (AS-3)

With the submarines Barracuda (SS-163) and Dolphin (SS-169) alongside sometime after December 1932 when Dolphin first arrived on the West Coast.

Photo No. NH 65018
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Holland (AS-3)

Coming alongside Merry Point at Pearl Harbor in late 1941.

Photo No. 19-N-25944
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Holland (AS-3)

In San Francisco Bay on 29 May 1943 after an overhaul that included major changes to her armament and rig.


Photo No. 19-N-47770
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Holland (AS-3)

In Apra Harbor, Guam, in June 1945 as flagship of Commander Submarine Force Pacific.
Her mainmast was raised to support the additional radio antennas needed for flagship duty.

Photo No. None
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command (Stillwater Coll.)

 
USS Holland (AS-3)

Afloat in the large sectional drydock ABSD-6 in Apra Harbor, Guam, in August 1945 having Mount 52 removed as part of her conversion by ship's company to an internal combustion engine repair ship (ARG-18). Mount 53 back aft was also removed using the dock's crane.

Photo No. None
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command (Stillwater Coll.)

 
USS Holland (ARG-18)

Shown soon her arrival at Shanghai on 5 November 1945 as flagship of Commander Service Squadron 10.
This photo was published in the 8 November 1945 issue of the Shanghai-based China Daily, which noted that although the ship's official designation was that of repair ship she was now serving as the Service Squadron's administrative headquaters.

Photo No. None
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command (Stillwater Coll.)