Viking (ARS-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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USC&GS Discoverer

The former Navy minesweeper Auk (AM-38) operating as a surveying ship for the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey circa the 1930s.

Photo No. BuShips 25330
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-NS

 
USS Crusader (ARS-2)

Near the Mare Island Navy Yard on 23 March 1942, shortly after completing conversion to a civilian-operated salvage vessel.

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

 
USS Crusader (ARS-2)

Near the Mare Island Navy Yard on 23 March 1942, shortly after completing conversion to a civilian-operated salvage vessel.

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

 
USS Brant (AT-132)

Near the Norfolk Navy Yard on 14 August 1942.
She was reclassified ARS-32 about three weeks after this photo was taken. She was probably converted to a salvage ship between late June and early August 1942, but she could have been converted in September and October.

Photo No. 19-N-32381
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Brant (AT-132)

Near the Norfolk Navy Yard on 14 August 1942.

Photo No. 19-N-32383
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Warbler (ARS-11)

Photographed on 11 June 1943 by a blimp based at Weeksville, N.C.

Photo No. 80-G-71276
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-80-G