Pegasus (AK-48): 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. Rita Maersk

This Danish cargo ship is shown at New York, probably in mid-1941 soon before she began conversion to USS Pegasus (AK-48).
Note that she has been shifted from Danish to Panamanian registry. This photo probably shows her while she was being operated in mid-1941 by the Maritime Commission under her original name with her Danish crew.

Photo No. 19-N-25278
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Pegasus (AK-48)

Underway on 5 February 1943.

Photo No. 80-G-451505
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Pegasus (AK-48)

At the Norfolk Navy Yard on 23 February 1945 receiving repairs to storm damage and to main propulsion machinery problems.
This detail is clipped from a view of USS ATA-125 (ex ATR-47 undergoing an inclining experiment.

Photo No. Unknown
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19 textual files, Item S-22

 
USS Pegasus (IX-222)

Returning to San Francisco from the Western Pacific circa March 1946 following nearly a year of service as a semi-mobile dry cargo floating storage ship.

Photo No. NH 84195
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command