Lejeune (AP-74): 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. Windhuk

In German commercial service in the late 1930s. The after smokestack is a dummy.

Photo No. None
Source: Navsource

 
USS Lejeune (AP-74)

Near the Norfolk Navy Yard on 15 May 1944 after completing conversion.
The dummy smokestack has been cut down to a stump. Most of the effort in this major conversion project went into replacing the original propulsion plant, thoroughly sabotaged by the ship's German crew, with a plant similar to that used in the Navy's Ashtabula (AO-51) class oilers.

Photo No. 19-N-66545
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Lejeune (AP-74)

Near the Norfolk Navy Yard on 15 May 1944 after completing conversion.
Note the streamed superstructure of this relatively recently designed German ship.

Photo No. 19-N-66546
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Lejeune (AP-74)

At the New York Navy Yard on 28 August 1945.

Photo No. 19-N-90713
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Lejeune (AP-74)

Photographed on 31 August 1945 by an aircraft from Naval Air Station, Floyd Bennett Field, New York.

Photo No. 80-G-344514
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-80-G

 
USS Lejeune (AP-74)

Photographed circa 1946 by an aircraft from Naval Air Station, Hampton Roads, Virginia.

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

 
USS Lejeune (AP-74)

Near the Norfolk Naval Shipyard on 23 September 1946.
Some of her guns have been mothballed on board the otherwise active ship.

Photo No. 19-N-96208
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Lejeune (AP-74)

Photographed circa the late 1940s.

Photo No. None
Source: Shipscribe