Sonoma (AT-12) 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 Sonoma (Tug No. 12)

Fitting out on 28 June 1912 at the yard of her builder, the New York Shipbuilding Co. of Camden, N.J.

Photo No. 19-N-20-28-4
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-A-31

 
USS Sonoma (Tug No. 12)

On trials circa August 1912 flying a flag with the name of her builder, the New York Shipbuilding Co.

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

 
USS Ontario (Tug No. 13)

On builder's trials circa August 1912 flying a flag possibly inscribed NYSB.

Photo No. NH 43725
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Ontario (Tug No. 13)

At Queenstown, Ireland, ca. 1918.
Note the 3-inch gun on a raised platform forward that was fitted during World War I. She retained this gun during her two decades as station ship at Samoa from 1922 to 1941.

Photo No. NH 43726
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Sonoma (AT-12)

Shown after World War I, possibly during the 1920s.
She lost her wartime 3-inch gun soon after the end of the war.

Photo No. None
Source: Shipscribe