Navajo (AT-64) 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 Cherokee (AT-66)

Probably photographed at the time of her completion in April 1940.
The three first units of this class were built to a typical pre-war design with numerous portholes in the hull and superstructure.

Photo No. 19-N-22663
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-N (NH) box 57

 
USS Navajo (AT-64)

Photographed by her builder, Bethlehem Steel Co., Staten Island Yard, probably at the time of her completion in January 1940.

Photo No. 19-N-21708
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Cherokee (AT-66)

Probably photographed at the time of her completion in April 1940.

Photo No. 19-N-22660
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-N (NH) box 57

 
USS Cherokee (AT-66)

Off the Norfolk Navy Yard on 13 March 1942.
Her hull portholes have been plated over. The escort carrier to the left is probably HMS Avenger (BAVG-2), which was delivered without an island.

Photo No. 19-N-29463
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Carib (AT-82)

Probably photographed at the time of her completion in July 1943.

Photo No. 19-N-48521
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Seneca (ATF-91)

Near the Norfolk Navy Yard on 22 May 1945.

Photo No. 19-N-97998
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Lipan (ATF-85)

Conducting a towing mission, probably in the late 1940s or early 1950s.

Photo No. USN 1495881
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Tawasa (ATF-92)

Probably shown in the 1960s or early 1970s.

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

 
USS Apache (ATF-67)

Photographed in August 1972 while assigned as the permanent tow ship for USS White Sands (ARD-20), which carried the bathyscaph Trieste. The three vessels together were called the "Integral Operating Unit" (IOU) and were based at San Diego, Californina.

Photo No. USN 1153273
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USCGC Cherokee (WATF-165)

Photographed on 2 June 1965.
After the war this ship had a long career in the Coast Guard. Note that the Coast Guard re-opened some of her hull portholes and improved visibility from the pilot house.

Photo No. None
Source: Shipscribe