HMS Assistance (AR-17) 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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HMS Assistance (AR-17)

In Chesapeake Bay near Baltimore, Md., on 3 February 1945.
This ship completed conversion and was delivered to the British on 20 January 1945.

Photo No. 19-N-79228
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
HMS Diligence (AR-18)

In Chesapeake Bay off Port Covington, Baltimore, Md., on 12 March 1945.
This ship completed conversion and was delivered to the British on 3 March 1945.

Photo No. 19-N-83959
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
HMS Diligence (AR-18)

In Chesapeake Bay off Port Covington, Baltimore, Md., on 12 March 1945.

Photo No. 19-N-83960
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Laertes (AR-20)

In Chesapeake Bay off the Maryland Drydock Co., Baltimore, Md., on 24 March 1945, the day she completed conversion.

Photo No. 19-N-80869
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Dionysus (AR-21)

Photographed while in commission between 1952 and 1955.

Photo No. USN 1045360
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
HMS Faithful, later USS Dionysus (AR-21)

Being moved from her builder's yard to her conversion yard at Baltimore, Md., on 25 October 1944.
Officially 79.9 percent complete, she lacks nearly all her smaller fittings, including her rig, because most of these would have been removed during conversion. All of the ships of the AR-17, ARG-2, and ARV-1 classes were delivered from their builders in this condition.

Photo No. 80-G-121493
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-80-G