Tasker H. Bliss (AP-42) 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 Hugh L. Scott (AP-43)

Near the New York Navy Yard on 14 September 1942.
Note the full load of landing craft carried in the Welin davits amidships and on deck forward.


Photo No. 19-N-34583
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Tasker H. Bliss (AP-42)

Near the Norfolk Navy Yard on 8 October 1942.
All three ships of this class had a break between the bridge and the rest of the superstructure, with a small hatch served by two kingposts. This break was a feature of all ships of this class as originally built, but some had it filled in while in civilian service between the wars.

Photo No. 19-N-35834
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Hugh L. Scott (AP-43)

Near the New York Navy Yard on 14 September 1942.
In this ship the two after 3"/50 guns were mounted high above the 4"/50 gun on the stern, while in her sister, Tasker H. Bliss all three guns were mounted on the same level.

Photo No. 19-N-34581
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Tasker H. Bliss (AP-42)

Near the Norfolk Navy Yard on 8 October 1942.
This ship can be distinguised from her sisters by the low placement of all three guns on her stern.

Photo No. 19-N-35836
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USAT Willard A. Holbrook

Although the Navy planned to take this ship over as AP-44 she remained in Army service throughout the war. This wartime photo appears to show the same arrangement of guns as in USS Hugh L. Scott (AP-43). The numerous small lifeboats indicate that she was not fitted as a combat-loaded transport.

Photo No. NH 85267
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command, from Roland W. Charles, "Troopships of World War II" (Washington, D.C., 1947)