Abnaki (AT-96) 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 Molala (AT-106)

Photographed by her builder, United Engineering Co., Inc., in San Francisco Bay on 27 September 1943 two days before her commissioning.

Photo No. 19-N-59868
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Molala (AT-106)

Photographed by her builder, United Engineering Co., Inc., in San Francisco Bay on 27 September 1943 two days before her commissioning.
In this group of fleet tugs the large smokestack in the Navajo group was replaced with a thin diesel exhaust pipe, barely visible here behind the motor whaleboat amidships.

Photo No. 19-N-59866
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Molala (AT-106)

Photographed by her builder, United Engineering Co., Inc., in San Francisco Bay on 27 September 1943 two days before her commissioning.
The small diesel exhaust pipe is all but lost in the clutter amidships. The projection on the after end of the pilot house is the ship's single flag bag for signal flags.

Photo No. 19-N-59869
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Tawakoni (ATF-114)

Probably shown upon her return to San Francisco from the western Pacific in May 1946.
Note the improvised extension to her diesel exhaust pipe, which had apparently been found to be unsatisfactory as built.

Photo No. NH 80007
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Munsee (ATF-107)

Near the Mare Island Navy Yard on 25 March 1946, with a tall, thin extension to her diesel exhaust pipe.

Photo No. 19-N-95156
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Quapaw (ATF-110)

An undated view showing the tall, somewhat thicker, diesel exhaust pipe eventually adopted for the active units of this class.

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

 
USS Cocopa (ATF-101)

An undated view, evidentaly showing the ship in an overseas port.
The tug's engineers have managed to paint their battle efficiency "E" on their ship's tiny smokestack.

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

 
USS Arikara (ATF-98)

Underway on 3 June 1964 off Oahu, Hawaii.

Photo No. KN-9513
Source: Shipscribe

 
USS Serrano (AGS-24)

An undated view showing this converted tug underway off Oahu, Hawaii.

Photo No. KN 4060
Source: Shipscribe