Vulcan (Collier No. 5) 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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USS Mars (Collier No. 6)

Photographed by the New York Navy Yard in the Hudson River on 3 October 1911 during the 1911 Presidential Naval Review.
The ship temporarily lacks the kingposts and booms of her coal handling gear.

Photo No. 19-N-61-8-9
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-A-1

 
USS Hector (Collier No. 7)

Photographed by the New York Navy Yard in the Hudson River on 3 October 1911 during the 1911 Presidential Naval Review.
Her amidships coal handling gear is as originally installed with short kingposts and booms swung close to the deck. Her forward kingposts and booms have been raised to better clear the decks of receiving ships, and her amidships kingposts were later similarly raised.

Photo No. LC-F82-1812
Source: U.S. Library of Congress (Army Signal Corps photo).

 
USS Hector (Collier No. 7)

Probably photographed in the Hudson River on 3 October 1911 during the 1911 Presidential Naval Review.

Photo No. LC-B2-2355-1 (Bain collection)
Source: U.S. Library of Congress.

 
USS Vulcan (Collier No. 5)

Photographed by the New York Navy Yard in the Hudson River on 3 October 1911 during the 1911 Presidential Naval Review.
All of the kingposts and booms that comprise her coal handling gear have been raised to better clear the decks of receiving ships.

Photo No. 19-N-33-28-35
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-A-1.

 
USS Vulcan (Collier No. 5)

Photographed off Boston, Mass., on 26 November 1911.

Photo No. NH 66849
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command.

 
USS Vulcan (Fuel Ship No. 5)

Coaling USS Tennessee (Armored Cruiser No. 10) at Alexandria, Egypt, circa late 1914 or early 1915.
The collier's port side booms are raised over her cargo hatches and her starboard booms are extended over the receiving ship, the normal mode of operation for the Lidgerwood Marine Transfer system as installed in this class.

Photo No. NH 100920
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Mars (Fuel Ship No. 6)

Probably shown at the Washington Navy Yard on 7 April 1916.

Photo No. 19-N-12233
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-N box 9.

 
USS Mars (Fuel Ship No. 6)

At the Washington Navy Yard on 7 April 1916.

Photo No. 19-N-16-1-10
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-A-1.

 
USS Mars (Fuel Ship No. 6)

In the Adriatic at Spalato (Split) circa 1919.

Photo No. NH 389
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command.

 
USS Mars (AC-6)

In drydock at the Norfok Navy Yard on 16 March 1921.
Panoramic photograph by Crosby, Portsmouth, Va.

Photo No. NH 105183
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command.