Aloe (AN-6) 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 Boxwood (YN-3)

Underway near Houghton, Washington, on 25 July 1941, the day of her commissioning.
Note the tiny diesel smokestack just aft of the bridge.

Photo No. 19-N-24682
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Locust (YN-17)

On builders trials at 7 knots near Cleveland, Ohio, on 5 August 1941.
The small object wrapped in canvas forward of the bridge is her 3"/23 gun.

Photo No. 19-N-34503
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Cinchona (YN-7)

On builder's trials near Portland, Oregon, on 8 August 1941.

Photo No. 19-N-25262
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Teak (AN-35)

Near the Mare Island Navy Yard on 21 February 1944 after alterations.

Photo No. 19-N-62751
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Sandalwood (AN-32)

Tending anti-torpedo nets at Morehead City, N.C. circa March 1944.
The ship is replacing a broken net section with a new one. In the foreground is the permanent net, with the broken section at right angles to it. Sandalwood is preparing to move the new section into position.

Photo No. NH 73445
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Teaberry (AN-34)

Near the Charleston, S.C., Navy Yard on 25 April 1944.
The tall radar mast amidships appears only on this ship. Its purpose is unknown.

Photo No. 19-N-66163
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Gum Tree (AN-18)

Near the Boston Navy Yard on 20 September 1944.
Her armament of 1-3"/50 and 4-20mm guns is clearly visible on this image. Note the platform added aft to carry two of the 20mm guns.

Photo No. 19-N-71070
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Catalpa (AN-10)

Photographed during her period of Korean War service from 1950 to 1955.

Photo No. None
Source: Shipscribe

 
USS Butternut (AN-9)

Photographed between 1964 and 1969 while testing the Mk-46 torpedo.
Note the Mk-32 torpedo tube mount on the former anti-aircraft gun platform aft of the bridge.

Photo No. NH 91834
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command