Griffin (AS-13) 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 Pelias (AS-14)

Near the Mare Island Navy Yard on 15 November 1941.
The rig of this class as completed consisted of three heavy goalpost masts, two of which carried anti-aircraft gun positions.

Photo No. 19-N-25994
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Pelias (AS-14)

Tending two submarines at Albany, Western Australia, in September 1942.

Photo No. None
Source: Shipscribe

 
USS Griffin (AS-13)

Near the Mare Island Navy Yard on 22 April 1943.

Photo No. 19-N-48385
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Griffin (AS-13)

Near the Mare Island Navy Yard on 5 March 1944.
The ship has undergone a major reconfiguration in which the superstructure was extended forward of the bridge, the after goalpost mast was replaced by a light pole, and the 5-inch gun on the stern was removed.

Photo No. 19-N-62742
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Griffin (AS-13)

Near the Mare Island Navy Yard on 5 March 1944.

Photo No. 19-N-62744
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Pelias (AS-14)

Near the Mare Island Navy Yard on 5 March 1944.
The ship has undergone essentially the same major reconfiguration as her sister Griffin. Her stack retains its distinctive cap, which Griffin lacked.

Photo No. 19-N-71570
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM