El Coston (AK-60): 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. Bienville

As completed as a coastal passenger ship in 1924.
The ship was nearly destroyed by a fire in 1925 and was rebuilt as the freighter El Coston.
Photo No. 4849
Source: Steamship Historical Society of America (Viez Collection). Used with permission.

 
S.S. El Coston

Photographed in the late 1920s or 1930s.

Photo No. None
Source: Shipscribe

 
S.S. El Coston

Photographed in the late 1920s or 1930s.

Photo No. 2071
Source: Steamship Historical Society of America (Graham Collection). Used with permission.

 
S.S. El Coston

Photographed by the U.S. Coast Guard arriving at an American East Coast port on 14 November 1942.

Photo No. None
Source: Steamship Historical Society of America (Shaw Collection). Used with permission.