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Long Beach (AK-9): Photographs

These photographs were selected to show the original configuration of this class and major subsequent modifications. For more views see the former NHHC (now Hyperwar) Online Library of Selected Images and the NavSource Photo Archive.

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USS Long Beach (ID-2136)

In dry dock in the Port de Commerce, Brest, France, on 19 October 1918.
She was completing repairs after running on the rocks off Brest on 3 April 1918 and being underwater for over a month. Other shortcomings in this old ship were also repaired.

Photo No. NH 51356
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command.

USS Long Beach (ID-2136)

At a coal pier, probably in the United States soon after World War I.
A possible gun platform on the bow no longer carries a gun. During the war the ship had 2-3"/50 guns, most likely one forward and one aft. She may be displaying her name above her pilot house windows, as was commenly done in ships of the Naval Overseas Transportation Service at this time.

Photo No. None
Source: Navsource.