John R. R. Hannay (AK-32) 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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S.S. Waukegan

At the yard of her builder, Federal Shipbuilding Co., Kearny, N.J. on 12 May 1919 just before delivery.
This ship later became USAT John R. R. Hannay.

Photo No. None
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-32-S

 
S.S. Liberty

At the yard of her builder, Federal Shipbuilding Co., Kearny, N.J. on 28 September 1918 just before delivery.
This ship later became USAT Liberty.

Photo No. 80-G-352259
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-80-G

 
USAT Liberty

At Smith Cove Pier 40 in the Port of Seattle circa 14 July 1940.
She is loading equipment and materials for the construction of air bases at Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska, as part of the hurried military buildup in Alaska just before World War II. Liberty departed Seattle on 15 July and arrived on the 20th at Seward, Alaska, from where her cargo was carried to its destinations over the Alaska Railroad. Work on the air bases was at a standstill until the material arrived.

Photo No. None
Source: Shipscribe

 
USAT John R. R. Hannay

At the Brooklyn, N.Y., Army Base, on 23 August 1941.
Unlike the transport USAT Munargo (later AP-20) astern of her, the freighter has not yet been armed.

Photo No. SC 126023 (Army Signal Corps photo)
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-111

 
USAT Liberty

Pierside around the end of 1941.
Note that the ship has been armed.

Photo No. SC 131484 (Army Signal Corps photo)
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-111