Supply (AVS-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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S.S. City of Elwood

The future USS Fortune photographed as a merchant ship on 20 June 1943 by a blimp based in Weeksville, North Carolina.
The small stack on a large square deckhouse was fitted when the ship was converted to diesel propulsion in 1929.

Photo No. 80-G-71311
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-80-G

 
USS Supply (AVS-1)

Underway after the ship was reclassified to AVS-1 in May 1945.

Photo No. NH 84651
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Fortune (AVS-2)

Photographed after the ship was reclassified to AVS-2 in May 1945.

Photo No. NH 84652
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command