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AG 398 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 LSM 398

U.S. Army Engineers disembarking from USS LSM-398 in Greenland in October 1952, probably during Operation Blue Jay (the construction of the Thule air base).

Photo No. TimeLife image 794347
Source: NavSource, for personal non-commercial use only.

  USS LSM 398 in October 1952.
USS LSM 398

During a post-conversion inclining experiment at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard on 5 April 1954. The bow doors have been welded shut. The former battleship USS Mississippi (AG 129) is in the left background.

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Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19 (textual) Entry P 48 Box 349

  USS LSM 398 on 5 April 1954.
USS LSM 398

During a post-conversion inclining experiment at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard on 5 April 1954. The image shows the well through which the large experimental transducer would be lowered and the fixed gantry and winch over it that would do the lowering. The navy yard clutter includes a PT boat with a short tripod radar mast (possibly PT 811) on the pier.

Photo No. None
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19 (textual) Entry P 48 Box 349

  USS AG 398 on 5 April 1954.
USS Hunter (EAG 398)

Photographed after January 1957 showing her EAG bow number.

Photo No. None
Source: NavSource

  USS EAG 398 after January 1957.