Small IX - Miscellaneous Types (1): Photographs

These photographs were selected to show the original configuration of these vessels 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 Bowdoin (IX-50)

In the ice in a Navy photograph released on 1 March 1943.

Photo No. None
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Cheng Ho (IX-52)

Probably shown circa July 1941 soon after her acquisition by the Navy.
She was a replica of a 15th-century Chinese junk that had been used in scientific expeditions.

Photo No. NH 25051
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Cheng Ho (IX-52)

Probably shown circa July 1941 soon after her acquisition by the Navy.
She was a replica of a 15th-century Chinese junk that had been used in scientific expeditions.

Photo No. NH 25052
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
Motor yacht Galaxy, later USS Galaxy (IX-54)

A portrait published in 1930 under the title "Mr. R. R. M. Carpenter's New Yacht, the Galaxy.

Photo No. None
Source: Shipscribe

 
Motor yacht Galaxy, later USS Galaxy (IX-54)

The yacht's lounge shown upon her completion in 1930. Located at the after end of the deckhouse, it is finished in old pine with yellow damask curtains and rust carpet.

Photo No. None
Source: Shipscribe