Haven (AH-12) 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 Tranquillity (AH-14)

Near the New York Navy Yard on 29 April 1945.
Her standard World War II hospital ship markings consist of a horizontal green band with a single relatively small red cross in the middle of each side.

Photo No. 19-N-82067
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Haven (AH-12)

Conducting operations with a HRS-1 helicopter off the South Korean coast in August 1952.
She is using an improvised helicopter landing facility consisting of two floats, one on each side of the ship. The single small red cross on each side was replaced with three large ones circa early 1946.

Photo No. NH 98793
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Haven (AH-12)

Underway circa 1953 showing off her newly-installed helicopter deck aft.

Photo No. NH 98795
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Haven (AH-12)

Photographed on 19 January 1954.
The green band around the hull has been deleted from the hospital ship markings, leaving only the three large red crosses on each side.

Photo No. 19-N-70688
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Repose (AH-16)

Underway at low speed in Danang harbor, South Vietnam, on 24 April 1966.
As recommissioned in 1965, the red crosses on her hull sides were smaller than those used in the 1950s.

Photo No. K-31496
Source: Shipscribe

 
USS Sanctuary (AH-17)

Underway off Oahu, Hawaii, on 22 March 1967.
When recommissioned in 1966 she was given two large and one small red crosses on each side of her hull.
The large dome on the forward goalpost mast is a TACAN air navigation beacon.

Photo No. KN-14370
Source: Shipscribe

 
USS Sanctuary (AH-17)

Underway on 15 April 1974 off Mayport, Florida, conduction training qualifications and trials.
A SH-3D Sea King antisubmarine helicopter is flying over the ship. Used since her recommissioning in November 1972 as a hospital for military dependents and for foreign civilians during good-will voyages, the ship no longer wears hospital ship markings.

Photo No. KN-21814
Source: Shipscribe