AG-51 (Soviet Kapitan Melekhov) Class: 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 AG-55 (Soviet Mikhail Kutuzov)

Photographed by her builder, the St. Louis Shipbuilding and Steel Co., on 13 October 1944.

Photo No. Unknown
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19, Item S-22, box 305

 
USS AG-57 (Soviet Letchik Asyamov)

Photographed by her builder, the St. Louis Shipbuilding and Steel Co., on 16 November 1944.

Photo No. Unknown
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19, Item S-22, box 305

 
USS AG-57 (Soviet Letchik Asyamov)

Photographed circa November 1944, probably at either St. Louis or New Orleans.

Photo No. NH 60748
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
Soviet River Tugs, Kapitan Melekhov (AG-51) Class

Eight lend-lease river tugs of the AG-51 class and one older tug at Dutch Harbor, Alaska, on 19 June 1945 preparing to sail for Siberia. The Soviet flag at the mainmast shows that all are Soviet manned. The older tug, Yakutiya (built at Yokohama in 1937) may have been an escort for the less seaworthy river tugs or may have been returning from repairs in the U.S.

Photo No. 80-G-387036
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command