Derickson (AGS-6) 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 Derickson (AGS-6)

Probably photographed on 30 May 1944 by her builder, the Ballard Marine Railway Co. of Seattle, Washington.
This ship was converted for use by the U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey and was not commissioned in the Navy.

Photo No. 19-N-66685
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Littlehales (AGS-7)

Photographed circa 1945.
This may be a post-conversion photo. The ship's 3"/50 gun is missing. The small deckhouse aft was added to support hydrographic work.

Photo No. NH 51413
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Dutton (AGS-8)

Photographed in 1945.
Note the 3"/50 gun forward and the large hull number typical of ships operating in the western Pacific in 1945.

Photo No. NH 84644
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Armistead Rust (AGS-9)

Photographed circa 1945.
The original owner wrote on this print "Now we're AGS-9!", suggesting the photo was taken soon after conversion. The ship's 3"/50 gun seems to be missing.

Photo No. 19-N-94945
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM