Tryon (APH-1) 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 Tryon (APH-1)

In San Francisco Bay on 10 October 1942. Unlike her later sisters, this ship was completed without Welin boat davits.

Photo No. 19-N-36682
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Pinckney (APH-2)

In San Francisco Bay on 1 January 1943.

Photo No. 19-N-40028
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Pinckney (APH-2)

In San Francisco Bay on 1 January 1943.

Photo No. 19-N-40030
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Rixey (APH-3)

In San Francisco Bay on 12 February 1943.

Photo No. 19-N-41760
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Tryon (APH-1)

Underway in October 1943.
Her funnel has been reconfigured and enlarged following wind tunnel tests to keep smoke off the after decks. She has also received a radar mast but does not yet have Welin davits.

Photo No. 80-G-223424
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Tryon (APH-1)

In San Francisco Bay on 18 May 1945 after an overhaul in which she received a new radar mast, Welin davits, and a small cap on her funnel, which evidently was still not satisfactory. At this time, all three ships probably had their tall raked masts shortened above the crosstrees as shown here.

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

 
USAT Pvt. Elden H. Johnson (ex USS Pinckney, APH-2)

In San Francisco Bay on 19 December 1947.
The ship has been reconfigured by the Army as a peacetime transport. The Welin boat davits are gone, but she retains her original small pointed stack.

Photo No. NH 97235
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USAT Pvt. Elden H. Johnson (ex USS Pinckney, APH-2)

Photographed circa 1950 just before transfer from the Army to the Navy's new Military Sea Transportation Service.
The Army has greatly enlarged the funnel of this ship, and the other two ships of the class also received the enlarged stack.

Photo No. NH 97236
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command