Portunus (AGP-4) 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 Varuna (AGP-5)

Probably photographed in late 1943, either after completion of conversion in September or in the Canal Zone in December. The original caption describes her camouflage pattern as the "green color system."

Photo No. Not Assigned
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Orestes (AGP-10)

In Chesapeake Bay off Port Covington (Baltimore, Md.) on 11 May 1944 just after completion of conversion.

Photo No. 19-N-66058
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Silenus (AGP-11)

In Chesapeake Bay near her conversion yard at Baltimore, Md., on 12 August 1944 just after completion of conversion.

Photo No. 19-N-69719
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Alecto (AGP-14)

In Chesapeake Bay off the Bethlehem, Fairfield, shipyard (Baltimore, Md.) on 7 August 1945 just after completion of conversion. The second (starboard) "A" frame hoist is clearly visible.

Photo No. 19-N-87327
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Callisto (AGP-15)

In Chesapeake Bay off Port Covington (Baltimore, Md.) on 19 June 1945 just after completion of conversion. This ship had one "A" frame hoist, to port.

Photo No. 19-N-85774
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Antigone (AGP-16)

In San Francisco Bay circa late 1945 or early 1946. Other photos show that this ship had only one "A" frame hoist, to port. A cradle for repairing PT boats is stowed under it.

Photo No. NH 82218
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Chiron (AGP-18)

In Chesapeake Bay between her conversion yard and Port Covington (Baltimore, Md.) just after completion of conversion. This ship has two "A" frame hoists.

Photo No. NH 82218
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command