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UNITED STATES NAVY
TEMPORARY AUXILIARY SHIPS
WORLD WAR I

Photo # NH 99762:  USS Calamares at San Francisco, California, 21 August 1943

Online Library of Selected Images:
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USS Calamares (AF-18, previously ID # 3662), 1918-1919 and 1943-1946
-- On Board and Close Up Views taken during the World War II Era


This page features views taken on board or close to USS Calamares (AF-18) during the World War II era.

For other images related to this ship, see:

  • USS Calamares (ID # 3662, later AF-18), 1918-1919 and 1943-1946; and
  • USS Calamares (AF-18, previously ID # 3662) -- Overall Views taken during the World War II Era.


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

    Photo #: NH 99750

    USS Calamares
    (AF-18)

    Plan view forward, seen from off the port side amidships, while the ship was at Alameda, California, 11 April 1943.
    Weight-shifting track spanning the deck in the lower left indicates that an inclining experiment is in progress.
    Note the life raft hung on the foremast shrouds.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command.

    Online Image: 118KB; 740 x 625 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 99751

    USS Calamares
    (AF-18)

    Plan view forward, seen from off the port side looking toward the pilothouse, while the ship was at Alameda, California, 11 April 1943.
    Weight-shifting track spanning the deck indicates that an inclining experiment is in progress.
    Note the life raft hung on the foremast shrouds and arrangement of booms and winches by the foremast.
    White outlines mark recent alterations to the ship.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command.

    Online Image: 134KB; 740 x 630 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 99752

    USS Calamares
    (AF-18)

    Plan view amidships, looking forward and to starboard, showing the top of the ship's superstructure. Taken at Alameda, California, 11 April 1943.
    White outlines mark recent alterations to the ship, including 20mm anti-aircraft guns and their ready-service magazine lockers.
    Building in the right background is marked "United Engineering Co. Ltd."

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command.

    Online Image: 116KB; 740 x 625 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 99753

    USS Calamares
    (AF-18)

    Plan view amidships, looking to starboard, showing davits and motor whaleboat, with the base of the smokestack beyond. Taken at Alameda, California, 11 April 1943.
    White outlines mark recent alterations to the ship.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command.

    Online Image: 119KB; 740 x 630 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 99754

    USS Calamares
    (AF-18)

    Plan view aft, looking toward the starboard quarter. Taken at Alameda, California, 11 April 1943.
    White outlines mark recent alterations to the ship, among them 20mm anti-aircraft guns on elevated platforms.
    Ships in the distance are under construction at the Moore Dry Dock Company. The ship at the extreme right is USS Comet (AP-166).

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command.

    Online Image: 112KB; 740 x 630 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 99755

    USS Calamares
    (AF-18)

    Plan view of the after well deck, showing arrangement of booms and deck machinery by the mainmast. Taken at Alameda, California, 11 April 1943.
    White outlines mark recent alterations to the ship, among them 20mm anti-aircraft guns on elevated platforms.
    Note the life raft at the deck edge.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command.

    Online Image: 98KB; 740 x 630 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 99756

    USS Calamares
    (AF-18)

    Plan view of the ship's stern, taken at Alameda, California, 11 April 1943.
    Guns visible include a 5"/51 at right, and two 3"/50s on raised platforms in left center.
    Note the Moore Dry Dock Company shipyard in the right distance. One of the ships fitting out there is a Landing Ship Dock (LSD).

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command.

    Online Image: 82KB; 740 x 630 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 99762

    USS Calamares
    (AF-18)

    Plan view, amidships and aft, taken from off the ship's starboard bow while she was docked at San Francisco, California, on 21 August 1943.
    White outlines mark recent alterations.
    Open lighter YC-881 is partially visible in the right background. USS Ganymede (AK-104) is in the left distance.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command.

    Online Image: 110KB; 740 x 625 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 99763

    USS Calamares
    (AF-18)

    Plan view, forward, taken from off the ship's starboard side amidships while she was docked at San Francisco, California, 21 August 1943.
    White outlines mark recent alterations.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command.

    Online Image: 112KB; 610 x 765 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 99764

    USS Calamares
    (AF-18)

    Plan view, aft, taken from off the ship's starboard side amidships while she was docked at San Francisco, California, 21 August 1943.
    White outlines mark recent alterations.
    Note crates of provisions atop the after end of Calamares' midships superstructure, railway car float in the left background, and open lighter YC-882 partially visible in the right background.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command.

    Online Image: 118KB; 740 x 625 pixels

     


    For other images related to this ship, see:

  • USS Calamares (ID # 3662, later AF-18), 1918-1919 and 1943-1946; and
  • USS Calamares (AF-18, previously ID # 3662) -- Overall Views taken during the World War II Era.


    NOTES:

  • To the best of our knowledge, the pictures referenced here are all in the Public Domain, and can therefore be freely downloaded and used for any purpose.

  • Some images linked from this page bear obsolete credit lines citing the organization name: "Naval Historical Center". Effective 1 December 2008 the name should be cited as: "Naval History and Heritage Command".


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