Rainbow (AS-7): 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 Rainbow

Photographed at New York in 1901, probably after being placed in full commission for the first time on 1 December 1901.

Photo No. NH 44051
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Rainbow

Probably photographed near New York in 1901.
This former freighter has a graceful yacht-type bow with an eagle figurehead, scrollwork on the steel beakhead, and a small bowsprit.

Photo No. NH 44052
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Rainbow

Shown at Shanghai, China, while serving with the Asiatic Fleet circa 1912-1914.
The photo was labeled "Rainbow Maru" by its original owner.

Photo No. NH 84452
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Rainbow

At Yerba Buena Island (Treasure Island) in San Francisco Bay circa 1916 serving as a receiving ship.
The Oakland Pier is in the background.

Photo No. NH 92203
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Rainbow

Serving as a submarine tender at Guantanamo Bay on 6 February 1919.

Photo No. NH 44053
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Rainbow

Photographed on 1 July 1919 at Cold Spring Inlet, Cape May, N.J.
Of her graceful bow only the bare steel beakhead survived her conversion to a tender.

Photo No. NH 44054
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Rainbow

Photographed in 1920 off the torpedo station at Newport, R.I.
She was tender for Submarine Division 12. Her bridge structure has been enlarged.

Photo No. None
Source: Shipscribe