Pensacola (AK-7): 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. Nicaria (launched 1901)

In port with barges alongside handling cargo or coal.
The German flag is on her stern and the Hamburg-American Line house flag is on her mainmast.

Photo No. None
Source: Shipscribe.

 
USS Pensacola (ID-2078)

At the Charleston, S.C., Navy Yard on 3 October 1917.
Workers are using U.S. Navy Ash Lighter No. 29 as a platform for painting out the Hamburg-American Line's hull colors with Navy gray.

Photo No. NH 44476
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command.

 
USS Pensacola (ID-2078)

At the Philadelphia Navy Yard on 28 June 1918 in pattern camouflage one day before her departure.
The deck cargo in the forward well is the main girder for a 14-inch railway gun. This cargo was offloaded at St. Nazaire, France, on 24 July 1918. The 3-inch guns on Pensacola's bow have shields, the ones on her stern do not.

Photo No. NH 50186
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command.

 
USS Pensacola (ID-2078)

At the new 1010-foot wharf at the Pearl Harbor Naval Station on 18 August 1919.
The large name on the bridge front was typical of those displayed at this time by ships of the Naval Overseas Transportation Service. Pensacola was on a NOTS voyage from Norfolk to Honolulu, Guam, and Cavite. Her guns have been removed.

Photo No. NH 105294
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command.

 
USS Pensacola (AG-13)

At Guam as station ship on 13 November 1924, shortly before returning to San Francisco for disposal. Her armament of 4-3"/50 guns has been re-mounted.

Photo No. 80-G-651782
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command.