Widgeon (ASR-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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USS Falcon (ASR-2)

Off Pensacola, Florida, on 23 December 1924 with steadying sails set soon after being permanently assigned to submarine rescue and salvage duties.

Photo No. NH 54140
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Falcon (ASR-2)

Anchored over the sunken USS Squalus (SS-192) circa 24 May 1939, a day after that submarine sank on trials.
The rescue chamber on Falcon's stern brought 33 of the submarine's crew to safety.

Photo No. NH 57508
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Chewink (ASR-3)

Underway on 30 June 1942.
Note the two small 3"/23 guns forward.

Photo No. NH 90209
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Mallard (ASR-4)

Probably photographed early in World War II.

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

 
USS Widgeon (ASR-1)

Near the Mare Island Navy Yard on 29 October 1943.

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

 
USS Widgeon (ASR-1)

Near the Mare Island Navy Yard on 29 October 1943.

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

 
USS Widgeon (ASR-1)

Near the Mare Island Navy Yard on 29 October 1943.

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