Mercury (AK-42) 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 Jupiter (AK-43)

Photographed in 1942 or early 1943.

Photo No. 80-G-31881
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Jupiter (AK-43)

Photographed in 1942 or early 1943.

Photo No. 80-G-31879
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-80-G

 
USS Jupiter (AK-43)

In San Francisco Bay on 16 March 1943 after minor alterations, including the conversion of her forward kingpost pair to a goalpost mast.

Photo No. 19-N-43413
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Mercury (AKS-20)

Underway circa the late 1940s.
By this time both ships had lost their kingpost pairs on the superstructure.

Photo No. None
Source: Shipscribe

 
USS Jupiter (AVS-8)

Photographed circa early 1951 loading a cargo of 20,000 aeronautical equipment items for issue to carriers and tenders servicing the Naval Air Force in the Korean War.

Photo No. None
Source: Shipscribe

 
USS Mercury (AKS-20)

Photographed on 24 November 1951 in the Mediterranean transferring provisions by highline to USS Albany (CA-123).

Photo No. 80-G-429250
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Jupiter (AVS-8)

In the Sea of Japan on 1 August 1953.
Photographed from USS Boxer (CVA-21).

Photo No. NH 97586
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Jupiter (AVS-8)

Underway on 28 July 1963.
Note the addition of a helicopter deck aft in place of much of the ship's armament.

Photo No. KN-9838
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command