Acubens (AKS-5) 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 Acubens (AKS-5)

Underway on 14 August 1944 near the Norfolk Navy Yard.

Photo No. 19-N-71993
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Acubens (AKS-5)

Underway on 14 August 1944 near the Norfolk Navy Yard.

Photo No. 19-N-71994
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Hesperia (AKS-13)

Underway on 26 April 1945 near the Norfolk Navy Yard.
Note the short extension to the funnel, fitted during conversion to seven of these ships (AKS 7-13).

Photo No. 19-N-96422
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Liguria (AKS-15)

Probably photographed in San Francisco Bay upon her return there from the Far East in May 1946.

Photo No. NH 83309
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Talita (AKS-8)

In San Francisco Bay circa November 1945.

Photo No. NH 77389
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Hesperia (AKS-13)

Underway near the Mare Island Navy Yard on 2 May 1946 after having been refitted for use as a supply ship during the Bikini atom bomb tests.

Photo No. 19-N-95123
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM