Benewah (APB-35) 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 Marlboro (APB-38) and USS Mercer (APB-39)

Under construction at the Boston Navy Yard on 3 January 1945.
Note the two-level superstructure running nearly the entire length of the ships with the pilot house on top forward.

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

 
USS Marlboro (APB-38)

Near the Boston Navy Yard on 27 August 1945 shortly after commissioning.
Note the quadruple 40mm mounts at the bow and stern and the lifeboats in their davits.

Photo No. 19-N-87444
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Echols (APB-37)

Under tow near the Boston Navy Yard on 15 April 1948, the date on which she was placed in service in reserve.
The ship did not receive its armament, but it has its full complement of lifeboats and davits. The last unit of her class to be completed, she was never placed in full commission.

Photo No. 19-N-131124
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Benewah (APB-35)

At Argentia, Newfoundland, on 11 October 1952.

Photo No. USN 448126
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Benewah (APB-35)

In the Soi Rap River of the Rung Sat Special Zone, south of Saigon, South Vietnam, circa October 1967.
She is serving as part of a Mobile Riverine Base, supporting riverine craft including monitors, assault troop transports, and command-communications boats. She is also flagship of a river assault flotilla and of an army brigade, for which she provides office space, and has air conditioned accommodations for over 1,100 soldiers and storage space for a 30-day food supply. Note the helicopter deck amidships and the augmented armament.

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