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Samuel Gompers (AD 37) Class: Photographs

These photographs were selected to show the original configuration of this class and major subsequent modifications. For more views see the former NHHC (now Hyperwar) Online Library of Selected Images and the NavSource Photo Archive.

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USS Puget Sound (AD 38)

Underway in Narragansett Bay on 16 October 1968.

Photo No. USN K-60023
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  USS Puget Sound (AD 38) on 16 October 1968
USS Samuel Gompers (AD 37)

Underway off Oahu, Hawaii, on 24 November 1968.

Photo No. NH 96875
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

  USS Samuel Gompers (AD-37) on 24 November 1968
USS Puget Sound (AD 38)

Underway in Narragansett Bay on 13 December 1968.

Photo No. USN K-63918
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

  USS Puget Sound (AD 38) on 13 December 1968
USS Puget Sound (AD 38)

Photographed in 1975 while serving as flagship for Commander U.S. Second Fleet. She appears to have both her old 5"/38 gun mount and two of her new 20mm guns on the 01 level forward.

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

  USS Puget Sound (AD 38) in 1975
USS Samuel Gompers (AD 37)

In her new configuration without the 5"/38 gun mount. Photo received March 1977.

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

  USS Samuel Gompers (AD-37) circa 1977
USS Puget Sound (AD 38)

With a dark colored bow number, a pattern also seen in Middle East Force command ships.

Photo No. Unknown
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  USS Puget Sound (AD 38)
USS Puget Sound (AD 38)

With a lattice mast aft probably for a TACAN antenna and two of her four 20mm guns visible on the 01 level forward.

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

  USS Puget Sound (AD 38)
USS Puget Sound (AD 38)

Photographed 26 August 1988.

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

  USS Puget Sound (AD 38) on 26 August 1988