Ancon (AGC-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 Ancon (AP-66)

Photographed by the Boston Navy Yard on 12 September 1942. She has been fitted as a combat loaded transport with three sets of Welin davits on each side to handle landing craft but does not yet have any special communications or radar antennas.

Photo No. 19-N-34029
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Ancon (AP-66)

Photographed by the Boston Navy Yard on 12 September 1942 fitted as a combat loaded transport.

Photo No. 19-N-34028
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Ancon (AGC-4)

Photographed by the Norfolk Navy Yard on 21 April 1943 soon after her AGC conversion.

Photo No. 19-N-45725
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Ancon (AGC-4)

Photographed by the Norfolk Navy Yard on 21 April 1943 soon after her AGC conversion.

Photo No. 19-N-45727
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Ancon (AGC-4)

Photographed on 8 May 1943. Note the painted over merchant name and bow ornament.

Photo No. NH 95389
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Ancon (AGC-4)

Scene in the Joint Operations Room, with situation boards (horizontal and vertical), communications, and command stations manned, on 3 July 1943, shortly before the Sicily invasion.

Photo No. 80-G-215083
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Ancon (AGC-4)

Probably photographed on 21 December 1944 by the Charleston, S.C. Navy Yard before departing for the Pacific theater. She is wearing Measure 31a, Design 18Ax camouflage.

Photo No. NH 95390
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Ancon (AGC-4)

In San Francisco Bay circa December 1945.

Photo No. NH 98751
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
S.S. Ancon

Returning to the Bethlehem Steel Co., Fore River, Quincy, Mass., on 13 June 1947 after being reconverted there for commercial service with the Panama Railroad Co.
The drawbridge on State Route 3A and the large coal power plant were between the shipyard and the sea.

Photo No. None
Source: Shipscribe