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Almaack (AKA-10): Photographs

These photographs were selected to show the original configuration of this class and major subsequent modifications. For more views see the former NHHC (now Hyperwar) Online Library of Selected Images and the NavSource Photo Archive.

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USS Almaack (AK-27)

At New York on 20 June 1941, five days after being commissioned. She is wearing Measure One camouflage and lacks any armament.

Photo No. 19-N-24419
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

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USS Almaack (AK-27)

Off the Norfolk Navy Yard on 31 December 1941 after a refit. She is wearing Measure 12 (mod.) camouflage and has received her armament.

Photo No. 19-N-28326
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

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USS Almaack (AK-27)

Off the Norfolk Navy Yard on 31 December 1941, showing her Measure 12 (mod.) camouflage and her newly-installed armament. Note the archaic counter stern favored by her original owner, American Export Lines.

Photo No. 19-N-28327
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

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USS Almaack (AKA-10)

Off the Norfolk Navy Yard on 15 October 1943 after lengthy repairs to torpedo damage. Quadrupod masts have replaced the original foremast and mainmast, and a 5"/38 gun has replaced the original 5"/51.

Photo No. 19-N-55022
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

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USS Almaack (AKA-10)

Off the Norfolk Navy Yard on 15 October 1943 showing her new quadrupod masts and 5"/38 gun.

Photo No. 19-N-55025
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

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