Sumter (APA-52) 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 Sumter (APA-52)

Off Baltimore, Md., on 10 May 1943 after arriving on her ferry voyage from Mobile, Ala., and before conversion.
Note that her rig as delivered by the builder consisted of three single masts.

Photo No. 19-N-44543
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Warren (AP-53)

In Hampton Roads on 23 August 1943.

Photo No. 80-G-78654
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-80-G

 
USS Sumter (AP-52)

In Chesapeake Bay near Baltimore, Md., on 8 September 1943 after completion of conversion.

Photo No. 19-N-50852
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Sumter (APA-52)

At Norfolk, Va., on 9 September 1943.
After conversion the rig of this ship and two of her sisters, Warren and Wayne, consisted of three goalpost masts.

Photo No. Unknown (also 80-G-81681)
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM (also RG-80-G)

 
USS Wayne (APA-54)

Off the Norfolk Navy Yard on 12 September 1943.
Note the two quadruple 1.1" antiaircraft mounts just forward of the 5"/38 dual purpose gun on the stern.

Photo No. 19-N-55034
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Wayne (APA-54)

In Hampton Roads, Va., on 13 September 1943.
The Navy covered lighter YF-498 is alongside.

Photo No. 80-G-81701
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Baxter (APA-94)

At San Diego, Calif., circa February 1946 with homeward-bound troops on deck.
This ship retained after conversion the original rig of three single masts that was supplied by the builder.

Photo No. NH 83468
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command