North Star (IX-148): 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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USCGC North Star

Near the Boston Navy Yard on 18 June 1941 after conversion for Coast Guard service.
Built for the Bureau of Indian Affairs to resupply remote outposts in Alaska, this ship participated in two Antarctic voyages and then arrived at Boston in May 1941 for duty on the Coast Guard's Greenland Patrol.

Photo No. 19-N-24200
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USCGC North Star

Near the Boston Navy Yard on 18 June 1941 after conversion for Coast Guard service.

Photo No. 19-N-24199
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USCGC North Star

Near the Boston Navy Yard on 18 June 1941 after conversion for Coast Guard service.

Photo No. 19-N-24201
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USCGC North Star (WPG-59)

Underway on 11 July 1942.
She looks formidable with her full military outfit of 2-3" guns, a rangefinder on the bridge, a Grumman J2F "Duck" floatplane, depth charge racks, and pattern camouflage.

Photo No. Unknown
Source: Navsource (Coast Guard photo)

 
USCGC North Star (WPG-59)

Near the Boston Navy Yard on 9 November 1942.
This ship became USS North Star (IX-148) when the Coast Guard released her from Greenland Patrol duty in January 1944 but she spent most of her time in the Navy in inactive status.

Photo No. 26-G-9-20-43(1)
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command