Catskill Class (LSV 1-2): 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 Catskill (AP-106)

Under construction on 7 February 1944 at the Willamette Iron & Steel Corp., Portland, Oregon.
The ship is being completed as a transport with facilities to carry vehicles on her former mine deck, and the mine ports in the stern have been plated over. Work has not yet begun to implement a mid-1943 decision to add a stern gate and ramp for launching amphibious vehicles.

Photo No. 19-N-61180
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Catskill (LSV-1)

Near the yard of her builder, the Willamette Iron & Steel Corp., Portland, Oregon, on 10 July 1944.

Photo No. 19-N-69095
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Catskill (LSV-1)

Near the yard of her builder, the Willamette Iron & Steel Corp., Portland, Oregon, on 12 July 1944.

Photo No. 19-N-69092
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Catskill (LSV-1)

Near the yard of her builder, the Willamette Iron & Steel Corp., Portland, Oregon, on 12 July 1944.

Photo No. 19-N-69091
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Ozark (LSV-2)

Near the yard of her builder, the Willamette Iron & Steel Corp., Portland, Oregon, on 16 September 1944.
Her two superfiring 5"/38 gun mounts were removed before she left the shipyard in early October.

Photo No. 19-N-76631
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Catskill (MCS-1)

Photographed by an aircraft from USS Kitty Hawk (CVA-63) while underway in the Gulf of Tonkin on 29 June 1969.
The minesweeping launches in the davits include MSL-22, 23, 27, 28, and 29.

Photo No. USN 1139831
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command