Small YAG's acquired in New Zealand in 1942: Photographs

These photographs were selected to show the original configuration of these ships 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.

Click on the small photograph to prompt a larger view of the same image.

USS Awahou (YAG-24)

Sketched by a crew member circa 1943-1944.
The original of this drawing, of which a photocopy is held in the document collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command, is probably on the back cover of one of the ship's rough deck logs, where a crew member doodled it during a long and boring watch.

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

 
USS Awahou (YAG-24)

Another sketch by a crew member circa 1943-1944.
This drawing was on the same original page as the larger one shown above. The ship appears to have had raised islands forward and amidships and a small square deckhouse on the stern. She had two masts and probably had a navigating bridge in the conventional location, but the nature and arrangement of her engine exhausts is not clear.

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