West Elcasco (AK-33) 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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USS West Elcasco
(ID # 3661)

Arriving at Municipal Pier No. 78 at Philadelphia, Pa., on 7 March 1919. Photographed by J. F. A. La Tour, 229 East Upsal St., Germantown, Philadelphia, Pa.

Source: Courtesy Dr. Mark Kulikowski.

 
USAT Henry Gibbons or USAT Will H. Point

The first ship to tie up at the new dock at Yakutat, Alaska.
The ship is painted in peacetime Army markings and also carries neutrality markings (the flag on the side). She has not yet been armed.
The village of Yakutat is across the bay and the Libby dock and cannery are out of the picture to the right. A warehouse was to be built on the foundation in the foreground. The source's parents traveled to Yakutat from Ketchikan on 21 October 1940.

Photo No. None
Source: From the collection of John W. Baum, Colonel US Army (1914-2000), supplied by his daughter.

 
USAT William R. Gibson

At Seward, Alaska, in 1941.
The ship carries neutrality markings but has not yet been armed.

Photo No. None
Source: From the collection of John W. Baum, Colonel US Army (1914-2000), supplied by his daughter.

 
USAT Will H. Point

Show in a photograph backstamped 11 April 1942 although probably taken earlier.
The ship carries neutrality markings but has not yet been armed.

Photo No. None
Source: Courtesy Mark Kulikowski.

 
USAT Henry Gibbons

At the Brooklyn, N.Y., Army Base, in August 1941.
A gun is barely visibile on the platform on the bow. USAT Thomas H. Barry (to have become AP-45, q.v.) is astern.

Photo No. SC 126006 (Army Signal Corps photo)
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-111

 
USAT Henry Gibbons

Photographed circa late 1941.
The ship is still wearing neutrality markings and the peacetime Army Transportation Service color scheme but has been armed.

Photo No. SC 140944 (Army Signal Corps photo)
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-111