Buttress (ACM-4): Photographs

These photographs were selected to show the original configuration of this class 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.

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USS PCS-878

Shortly after her arrival at the Mare Island Navy Yard circa March 1944 for conversion to a Drill Mine Laying and Recovery Vessel.
Her guns have been installed in their tubs in the forward part of the ships but the gun tubs aft are empty and will be removed.

Photo No. 19-N-66139
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS PCS-878

Being converted at the Mare Island Navy Yard circa April 1944 to a Drill Mine Laying and Recovery Vessel.
Her gun tubs aft have been removed and mine rails are being fitted. Note the mobile barracks ship YHB-21, formerly the ferry Tamalpais, in the background.

Photo No. 19-N-79421
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Buttress (ACM-4)

Photographed circa 1945.

Photo No. NH 79738
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command