Libra (AKA-12) 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 Titania (AK-55)

Photographed on 27 May 1942. Note the heavy central kingpost added to the pair of kingposts forward of the bridge to give the ship the ability to handle heavy landing craft.

Photo No. Not Assigned
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Titania (AK-55)

Photographed on 27 May 1942.

Photo No. Not Assigned
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Oberon (AKA-14)

Photographed by the Philadelphia Navy Yard on 7 February 1944.

Photo No. 19-N-60517
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Oberon (AKA-14)

Photographed by the Philadelphia Navy Yard on 7 February 1944.

Photo No. 19-N-60519
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Oberon (AKA-14)

Photographed during or soon after World War II. Note the two triple sets of kingposts, one fore and one aft, the tall center kingposts in each supporting the ship's 40-ton booms.

Photo No. USN 1044329
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Titania (T-AKA-13)

In Wonsan Harbor, Korea, circa 1951. Photographed from USS Floyd B. Parks (DD-884).
Between 1949 and 1953 she served as a commissioned vessel under the operational control of MSTS.

Photo No. 80-G-433793
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Libra (AKA-12)

In Hampton Roads, Va., on 11 August 1952. Note the use of heavy triple kingposts in this class in place of the quadruped masts in later classes.

Photo No. NH 97856
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command