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DuPage (APB 51) 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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SS John W Weeks (MCE 51)

At Kodiak, Alaska, on 6 February 1943.

Photo No. 80-G-79593
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-80-G

  SS John W Weeks on 6 February 1943
USS DuPage (APB 51)

Photo contributed to NavSource by Bill Birchard, a fireman (FN) who served in DuPage in 1952-54. During this time the ship was in active status as a barracks ship at Sasebo, Japan, with an operational propulsion plant. Note the 20mm gun in the starboard bridge wing.

Photo No. None
Source: NavSource

  USS DuPage (APB 51) circa 1952-54
USS DuPage (APB 51)

Photo posted by John Harrell on Facebook on 8 November 2021 of DuPage moored at the end of the street in Yokosuka that he lived on, barely 150 yards from his quarters. In 1955 the ship had been reduced to inactive status and immobilized at U.S. Fleet Activities, Yokosuka. Note that the stern configuration does not appear to match the Sasebo image, above.

Photo No. None
Source: Facebook

  USS DuPage (APB 51) circa the late 1950s
USS DuPage (APB 51)

From a brochure dated 29 March 1960 inviting bids for the sale of the ship, which was located at Yokosuka in the same location as in John Harrell's photo, above.

Photo No. None
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command (Ships Histories)

  USS DuPage (APB 51) circa 1959-60
USS DuPage (APB 51)

The forward end of the midships house from a brochure dated 29 March 1960 inviting bids for the sale of the ship.

Photo No. None
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command (Ships Histories)

  USS DuPage (APB 51) circa 1959-60
USS DuPage (APB 51)

The after end of the midships house from a brochure dated 29 March 1960 inviting bids for the sale of the ship.

Photo No. None
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command (Ships Histories)

  USS DuPage (APB 51) circa 1959-60