Pinta (AT, 1864) 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 Leyden (1866-1903)

Photographed circa the 1890s.
This civil war-built iron tug served at the Portsmouth Navy Yard between 1878 and 1897 and then moved to Newport, R.I. These tugs had a schooner rig.

Photo No. NH 265
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Palos (1865-1893)

Shown here as modified for use as a small cruising gunboat.
She served on the Asiatic Station from 1870 to 1892.

Photo No. 19-N-12842
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-N box 32

 
USS Mayflower (1865-1892)

Drawn by W. F. Durand in 1879 while the ship was serving as a training ship for cadet engineers at Annapolis.
Duraud was a cadet engineer of the Class of 1880. The cadet-engineers took their summer cruises on the steam-propelled Mayflower while the cadet-midshipmen took theirs on sailing vessels. The two huge windsails in this drawing would have improved ventilation below decks -- one wonders if the ship carried them or if this was a design proposal by Durand. He later became a prominent professor of engineering at Stanford and made notable contributions to aeronautical engineering. This drawing was in a record of his summer cruise that Durand presented to the Naval Academy circa 1951.

Photo No. None
Source: Shipscribe

 
USS Fortune (1865-1922)

Off Boston, Mass., on 29 October 1902.
She had just completed a tour of duty with the training station at Newport, R.I., and was about to proceed to the Pacific where she became a submarine tender.

Photo No. 19-N-16-21-1
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-A-1

 
USS Standish (1865-1921)

At the New York Navy Yard on 14 April 1906.
She served at the Naval Academy between 1880 and 1919 and was probably at New York for maintenance.

Photo No. NH 43687
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Nina (1865-1910)

In dry dock at the New York Navy Yard on 19 August 1905.
Note the eagle over the pilot house, a feature of many American civilian tugs at this time. The schooner rig has been removed.

Photo No. NH 44705
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Fortune (1865-1922)

At San Diego, Calif. while serving on the Pacific coast between 1902 and 1915. This was her appearance while serving as a submarine tender between 1908 and 1912.

Photo No. NH 92205
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command