Camden (AS-6): 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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S.S. Kiel (ex-German freighter, 1900)

At the Charleston, S.C., Navy Yard on 9 June 1917, the day she was renamed USS Camden.
USS Reposo II (SP-198) is on the near side of the pier. The former German-Australian line freighter was seized at Southport, N.C., in April 1917.

Photo No. NH 55043
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Camden (ID-3143)

Near the Charleston, S.C., Navy Yard on 23 August 1917 soon after being commissioned as a Navy cargo ship.
She made one cargo voyage to Europe in early 1918 before being converted to a submarine tender.

Photo No. NH 55039
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Camden (ID-3143)

In the early stages of conversion at the Philadelphia Navy Yard on 27 June 1918.
The ship has been largely stripped except for the bare hull, masts, and boiler uptakes. The well deck forward was filled in during the conversion and new superstructures were added.

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

 
USS Camden (ID-3143)

At the Boston Navy Yard on 13 October 1919 after completion of conversion.
This panoramic photograph was taken by J. Crosby, Naval Photographer, Boston, Mass.

Photo No. NH 99891
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Camden (AS-6)

In No. 1 wet basin at the Norfolk Navy Yard in April 1921 just before leaving for the West Coast.


Photo No. NH 102968
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Camden (AS-6)

In San Pedro harbor during the second half of 1921 with six "R"-class submarines alongside.
The subs are USS R-1, R-3, R-8, R-4, R-2, and R-10 (SS-78, 80, 85, 81, 79, and 87).

Photo No. NH 1927
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Camden (AS-6)

Photographed off Pensacola, Florida, on 23 December 1924.
The submarine tenders in the background are USS Savannah (center) and Bushnell (left). Camden had been reboilered with a single smokestack at the Mare Island Navy Yard at the end of 1922

Photo No. NH 55046
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Camden (AS-6)

Underway off Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, on 31 January 1927.

Photo No. NH 99893
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Seattle (IX-39) and USS Camden (IX-42)

At the Naval Receiving Station, Pier 92, New York City. Camden, on the right, served as a barracks ship and provided steam and power to Seattle and the facilities on the pier.

Photo No. NH 89402
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command