Bushnell (AS-2): 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 Bushnell (Submarine Tender No. 2)

In Hampton Roads on 13 December 1916 soon after completion.

Photo No. Unknown
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-A-1

 
USS Bushnell (Submarine Tender No. 2)

In Hampton Roads on 13 December 1916 soon after completion.

Photo No. Unknown
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-A-31

 
USS Bushnell (Submarine Tender No. 2)

Photographed circa 1918.

Photo No. NH 75663
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Bushnell (Submarine Tender No. 2)

Lifting USS L-2 (Submarine No. 41) partially out of the water while in an Irish port during World War I.
Moored to Bushnell's port side are, from left to right, USS L-4, L-9, and L-1 (Submarines Nos. 43, 49, and 40).

Photo No. NH 61684
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Bushnell (AS-2)

Photographed circa the late 1920s or early 1930s.
At some time between 1924 and 1933 the open conning station above the pilot house was enclosed, adding a level to the forward superstructure.
The original of this image was a post card.

Photo No. None
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Bushnell (AS-2)

Underway near Pearl Harbor flying a Rear Admiral's flag with "S" class submarines in line of bearing passing in review with crews on deck in the background.
Bushnell was serving at this time as flagship for Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Fleet.


Photo No. 80-G-1010805
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Bushnell (AS-2)

Off Curacao, Netherlands West Indies, on a survey mission circa 1938-1939.
She had been reassigned to surveying duty from the submarine force in December 1937 but retained her designation as a submarine tender (AS-2) until 1940.

Photo No. NH 75665
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Sumner (AG-32)

Shown circa late 1941 after initial wartime modifications for surveying duty.
The ship has one 5"/51 gun on the fantail and four small 3"/23 AA guns, two forward and two aft. All of these guns plus some anti-aircraft machine guns (later replaced with 20mm guns) have splinter protection in the form of gun tubs.


Photo No. 19-N-27114
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-NS box 4

 
USS Sumner (AGS-5)

In San Francisco Bay between her arrival there on 24 May 46 from the Far East and her departure on 9 Jul 46 for the East Coast and disposal.
In the process of upgrading her armament to more modern weapons in 1943 her after superstructure was expanded.

Photo No. NH 82204
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command