Kitty Hawk (APV-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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S.S. Seatrain New York

The future USS Kitty Hawk in merchant service during the 1930s.
This photo, taken by Green Studio, Chester, Pa., may show her on trials or just after delivery by the Sun shipyard at Chester in late 1932.

Photo No. None
Source: Shipscribe

 
USS Kitty Hawk (APV-1)

Probably photographed soon after the completion of conversion at the end of 1941.

Photo No. 80-G-31899
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-80-G

 
USS Kitty Hawk (APV-1)

Probably photographed soon after the completion of conversion at the end of 1941.

Photo No. 80-G-31902
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-80-G

 
USS Hammondsport (APV-2)

Probably photographed soon after the completion of conversion at the end of 1941.

Photo No. 80-G-31885
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-80-G

 
USS Hammondsport (APV-2)

Underway circa 1942-1943 with a large seaplane as deck cargo.

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

 
USS Hammondsport (AKV-2)

In San Francisco Bay on 2 October 1944 with a large deck cargo of aircraft.

Photo No. 19-N-77631
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-N

 
USS Hammondsport (AKV-2)

In San Francisco Bay on 7 March 1945.

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