Chanticleer (ASR-7) 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 Chanticleer (ASR-7)

In San Francisco Bay on 14 December 1942 shortly after commissioning.

Photo No. 19-N-39439
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Chanticleer (ASR-7)

In San Francisco Bay on 14 December 1942 shortly after commissioning.
Note the after 3"/50 gun, which was soon removed from the ships of this class.

Photo No. 19-N-39440
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Coucal (ASR-8)

Photographed by the Mare Island Navy Yard on 29 January 1946 showing wartime modifications.

Photo No. Unknown
Source: U.S. National Archives, San Bruno, Calif., courtesy Joe Lewis

 
USS Greenlet (ASR-10)

Photographed circa the late 1940s, after the after 3"/50 gun was removed and before three large buoys in quick release racks were fitted on each side of the ship amidships.

Photo No. USN 1046254
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Florikan (ASR-9)

Photographed circa the early 1950s by the San Francisco Naval Shipyard.
Note the McCann rescue chamber in its normal position on deck aft and the new buoy installation amidships.
Photo No. Unknown
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Kittiwake (ASR-13)

Photographed on 30 September 1955 at Norfolk, Va., moored astern of USS Orion (AS-18).

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

 
USS Florikan (ASR-9)

Operating off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii, on 17 October 1963.
The original three colorful buoys on each side amidships have been replaced by two larger ones.

Photo No. KN-7592
Source: Shipscribe

 
USS Coucal (ASR-8)

Photographed circa the 1960s or 1970s.

Photo No. Unknown
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command (UA-283)

 
USS Sunbird (ASR-15)

Photographed circa the 1980s or 1990s. Note the satellite communications antennas over the bridge wings.

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