Antaeus (AS-21): 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 Antaeus (AS-21)

At Baltimore, Maryland, on 30 June 1941 about a week after completing conversion there.
Guns have been fitted forward of the bridge and on the stern. Otherwise the ship retains her merchant ship configuration, with ample personnel accommodations but no cranes or booms for supporting repair work.

Photo No. 24325
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

USS Antaeus (AS-21)

Departing the Philadelphia Navy Yard on 25 June 1943 after a one-month repair period there.
The ship, used primarily as a transport since September 1942, has received radar but still has no cargo handling capability. Two 3" guns have been added in tubs one deck above the 4" gun on the stern, but these were removed in 1944.

Photo No. 19-N-46775
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

USS Antaeus (AG-67)

Photographed in the Norfolk area on 27 November 1944 while serving as a coastal transport.

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

USS Rescue (AH-18)

Probably photographed in San Francisco Bay in late 1945 or early 1946.
She was converted from the coastal transport Antaeus between December 1944 and March 1945.

Photo No. NH 98756
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command