Houston (AK-1): 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. Liebenfels (1903)

In drydock at the Charleston, S.C. Navy Yard on 6 May 1917 after being scuttled by her German crew and raised.

Photo No. NH 53577
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command.

 
S.S. Liebenfels (1903)

In drydock at the Charleston, S.C. Navy Yard on 6 May 1917 after being scuttled by her German crew and raised.
Her waterline after scuttling, near her main deck, is visible on her hull. U.S. Navy Floating Derrick No. 22 is at the end of the pier.

Photo No. Unknown
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-E.

 
USS Houston (1917-1922)

At the Charleston, S.C., Navy Yard on 2 July 1917, one day before commissioning.
The hulk USS Hartford is in the distance on the right.

Photo No. NH 53580
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command.

 
USS Houston (1917-1922)

At Charleston, S.C. on 18 April 1918.
U.S. Navy Coal Barge No. 213 is alongside with cargo on board.

Photo No. NH 89407
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command.

 
USS Houston (1917-1922)

At the Philadelphia Navy Yard on 27 June 1918.
Note the stump mast or kingpost on the poop.

Photo No. Unknown
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-A-31.

 
USS Houston (AK-1)

Dressed with flags in San Francisco Bay circa 1922.

Photo No. None
Source: Navsource.

 
USS Houston (AK-1)

Dressed with flags in San Francisco Bay circa 1922.

Photo No. NH 105419
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command.