Bobolink (AT-131) 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 Bobolink (AT-131)

At Pearl Harbor on 6 August 1942.

Photo No. 19-N-34740
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Owl (AT-137)

Off the Lamberts Point Docks, Norfolk, Va., on 1 January 1943.
Unlike many of her sisters this ship did not have the original height of her smokestack reduced early in World War II.

Photo No. 19-N-40506
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Partridge (AT-138)

At Norfolk, Va., on 13 March 1943.

Photo No. 19-N-42587
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Oriole (AT-136)

In Alaska (probably at Dutch Harbor) on 22 March 1944.
This ship had the enclosed upper bridge also fitted to a few other former sisters that once served in Alaska, such as Teal (AVP-5).

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

 
USS Owl (ATO-137)

Entering Cherbourg, France, on 18 July 1944 towing two barges with Army Engineer equipment.
She was the first ship transporting supplies to enter Cherbourg Harbor after its liberation from the Germans. Photographed by Reshovsky.

Photo No. SC-193943 (Army Signal Corps)
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Owl (ATO-137)

Near the Norfolk Navy Yard on 17 April 1945.
Her armament forward has been reduced to one 3"/50 gun in a smaller gun emplacement.

Photo No. 19-N-98017
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Cormorant (ATO-133)

Near the Norfolk Navy Yard on 20 April 1945.

Photo No. 19-N-98014
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Seagull (ATO-141)

Probably shown returning to San Francisco from the Western Pacific in December 1945.
The ship has been disarmed, probably at Pearl Harbor after the end of the war. Note the small cap on the smokestack, which a few sisters also had.

Photo No. NH 83832
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command