Ludington (AK-37): 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. Daniel Webster

Photographed on 1 November 1919 just before delivery by her builder, Pusey & Jones Co., Gloucester, N.J.
A sister of this large freigher, James Otis, became USAT Ludington circa 1931.

Photo No. NH 758
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

USAT Ludington

Photographed during the 1930s, probably at San Francisco.

Photo No. None
Source: Shipscribe

USAT Ludington

At Fort Mason, San Francisco, on 8 January 1942.
Note the addition of a goalpost mast aft of the superstructure.

Photo No. SC 190724 (Army Signal Corps photo)
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-111

USAT Ludington

Photographed during World War II.

Photo No. SC 238518 (Army Signal Corps photo)
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-111