Lodestone (ADG-8) 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 YDG-8

Photographed by her builder on 14 June 1944.

Photo No. 19-N-69085
Source: U.S. National Archives (RG-19-LCM)

 
USS YDG-8

Photographed by her builder on 21 June 1944.

Photo No. 19-N-69080
Source: U.S. National Archives (RG-19-LCM)

 
USS YDG-8

Photographed by her builder on 21 June 1944.

Photo No. 19-N-69082
Source: U.S. National Archives (RG-19-LCM)

 
USS YDG-10

With a likely customer, USS YMS-293, alongside circa 1945. A primary function of the YDGs was to neutralize the magnetic signature of ships like the wooden-hulled YMSs that operated where magnetic mines might be present.

Photo No. NH 84978
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS YDG-11

Photographed by her builder on 14 August 1945.

Photo No. 19-N-88322
Source: U. S. National Archives (RG-19-LCM)

 
USS YDG-8

Probably photographed in San Francisco Bay soon after her return to the West Coast in February 1946.

Photo No. NH 77377
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS YDG-10

Probably photographed in San Francisco Bay soon after her return to the West Coast in April 1946.

Photo No. NH 77378
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Ampere (ADG-11)

Photographed between 1951 and 1957 after her reactivation, probably in Japanese waters.

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