Astoria (AK-8): 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 Astoria (AK-8)

Transiting the Panama Canal in 1920.
Astoria transited the canal twice, once in January and once in October or November 1920. The ship astern is probably USS Orion (AC-11) or Jason (AC-12).

Photo No. NH 71562
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command.

S.S. Hartwelson

The former USS Astoria, now a New England coal carrier, entering port in 1942.
She carried coal from Boston to ports in Maine until she was wrecked in March 1943.

Photo No. None
Source: U.S. Coast Guard photo, reproduced on


See for two more illustrations of this ship.