Aquila (AK-47): 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. Tunis

This Danish cargo ship is shown laid up at New York, probably in mid-1941 soon before she began conversion to USS Aquila (AK-47).

Photo No. 19-N-25115
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Aquila (AK-47)

Photographed by the Boston Navy Yard on 4 August 1942.

Photo No. 19-N-31686
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Aquila (AK-47)

Photographed by the Boston Navy Yard on 4 August 1942.

Photo No. 19-N-31685
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Aquila (AK-47)

Photographed by the Boston Navy Yard on 4 August 1942.

Photo No. NH 92646
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Aquila (AK-47)

Photographed by the Norfolk Navy Yard on 28 June 1943 after an overhaul.
The radar mast was added during this overhaul.

Photo No. 19-N-51947
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM