Meigs (AK-34): 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. West Lewark

Photographed in June 1921, soon after her completion, showing the configuration of the after portion of this large freighter.
The Army acquired this ship a year later and renamed her USAT Meigs but made few changes in her appearance before World War II.

Photo No. NH 102524
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USAT Meigs

A peacetime photo taken during the 1920s or 1930s.

Photo No. SC 131485 (Army Signal Corps photo)
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-111