Small IX - Miscellaneous Types (4): 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 Mustang (IX-155)

At anchor circa 1944. This schooner hulk was used to train coxswains in bringing landing craft alongside a ship.

Photo No. 19-N-75179
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS YP-448

At the yard of D. N. Kelley, Fairhaven, Mass., on 14 September 1942 after being fitted out with special mine warfare devices.
She became USS Maratanza (IX-200) in December 1944.

Photo No. Unknown
Source: Navsource

 
USS YP-449

Photographed by D. N. Kelley & Sons, Inc., of New Bedford on 19 October 1942 a day before she completed fitting out at this yard with special mine warfare devices.
She became USS Sterling (IX-201) in December 1944. Her merchant name was Beatrice & Ida.

Photo No. Unknown
Source: Navsource

 
German trawler Externsteine

Probably shown just after being captured by USCGC Eastwind off Greenland on 15-16 October 1944.
She later became USS Callao (IX-205) and was used for experimental work.

Photo No. None
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-26-G Box 45

 
USS Aide de Camp (IX-224)

At the Boston Navy Yard on 14 June 1945.
In the background is USS Alacrity (PG-87), formerly the British flower class corvette Cornel.

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