La Salle (AP-102) 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 War Hawk (AP-168)

In San Francisco Bay near Hunters Point on 23 May 1945.

Photo No. 19-N-85367
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Herald of the Morning (AP-173)

In San Francisco Bay near Hunters Point on 21 June 1945.
Her name, that of an old clipper ship, was given to her as a merchant ship and retained by the Navy.

Photo No. 19-N-87128
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Golden City (AP-169)

In San Francisco Bay at the conclusion of a Magic Carpet voyage between September 1945 and June 1946.
Note the crowds of homeward-bound servicemen on deck. The tops of the kingposts on the forward end of the superstructure do not rise as high above the bridge as on her sister ships. The ship retains her armament, making the most likely date of this photo September 1945.


Photo No. NH 98725
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS La Salle (AP-102)

Probably photographed in San Francisco Bay between September 1945 and June 1946 while making Magic Carpet voyages.
This was the only ship of the class with a pole instead of a lattice radar mast forward of the stack. She appears to have lost her armament, making 1946 a more likely date for the photograph.

Photo No. NH 77394
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS John Land (AP-167)

In San Francisco Bay at the conclusion of a Magic Carpet voyage between November 1945 and June 1946.
Note the crowds of homeward-bound servicemen on deck. The ship appears to have lost her armament, suggesting the photo was taken in 1946.

Photo No. NH 98730
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Winged Arrow (AP-170)

Photographed on 19 May 1946 by the U.S. Army Signal Corps near the Army's port of embarkation at Seattle, Wash.
Untypically this transport still retained her wartime armament and appearance.

Photo No. None
Source: Shipscribe