Shenandoah (AD-26) 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 Shenandoah (AD-26)

Photographed by her builder, Todd Pacific Shipyards Inc., running trials at 18 knots on 31 July 1945.

Photo No. 19-N-86990
Source: U. S. National Archives (RG-19-LCM)

 
USS Isle Royale (AD-29)

Photographed by her builder, Todd Pacific Shipyards Inc., on 21 March 1946.
She appears to be backing down during builder's machinery trials. The ship was completed in 1946 but was not commissioned until 1962.

Photo No. 19-N-93750
Source: U. S. National Archives (RG-19-LCM)

 
USS Grand Canyon (AD-28)

Photographed in Puget Sound on 3 April 1946.

Photo No. 19-N-93917
Source: U. S. National Archives (RG-19-LCM)

 
USS Bryce Canyon (AD-36)

Probably photographed near Charleston, S.C., circa September 1950.

Photo No. 19-N-135885
Source: U. S. National Archives (RG-19-LCM)

 
USS Isle Royale (AD-29)

In the Pearl Harbor channel passing the Arizona memorial in June 1963.
Helicopter and additional repair facilities have been added on the stern in place of one 5"/38 gun.

Photo No. KN-55116
Source: Shipscribe

 
USS Tidewater (AD-31)

Underway in Hampton Roads, Va., on 16 March 1965.
Helicopter and additional repair facilities have been added on the stern in place of one 5"/38 gun.

Photo No. KN-12874
Source: Shipscribe

 
USS Grand Canyon (AR-28)

At Pier 25, Norfolk Naval Operating Base, on 14 August 1978.
She is preparing for decommissioning and striking, which occurred about two weeks later, and is transferring equipment to Shenandoah (AD-26) across the pier. Virginia (CGN-38) is astern. By this time the ship had essentially no gun armament. Photographed by Christopher C. Wright.

Photo No. NH 91180
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Great Lakes (AD-30)

On the building ways at the Todd-Pacific shipyard at Seattle, Washington, probably around the time of her cancellation in January 1946.
On 31 December 1945 this ship was assessed to be 20.9 percent complete.
Photographed by Roger Dudley, Seattle, Washington.

Photo No. Unknown
Source: U. S. National Archives (RG-19-LCM)