Celtic (IX-137) 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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S.S. Standard Arrow (American tanker, 1916)

Probably photographed on builder's trials circa August 1916.
Her builder's flag is flying from the mainmast. This ship became USS Signal (IX-142) in 1944.

Photo No. NH 65062-A
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
S.S. Japan Arrow (American tanker, 1920)

Photographed in the 1920s or 1930s.
This ship became USS Chotauk (IX-188) in 1944.

Photo No. 220831
Source: The Steamship Historical Society of America (Alex Shaw)

 
S.S. Java Arrow (American tanker, 1921)

Photographed on 22 April 1942 by the U.S. Coast Guard departing an American port.
This ship became USS Celtic (IX-137) in 1944.

Photo No. None
Source: Arthur D. Baker III

 
S.S. Java Arrow (American tanker, 1921)

Steaming on 4 May 1942 in a convoy off Savannah, Georgia.
This ship became USS Celtic (IX-137) in 1944.

Photo No. None
Source: Arthur D. Baker III

 
S.S. Java Arrow (American tanker, 1921)

Photographed on 14 July 1942 by an aircraft from the U.S. Naval Air Station, Lakehurst, New Jersey.
This ship became USS Celtic (IX-137) in 1944.

Photo No. None
Source: Arthur D. Baker III

 
USS Signal (IX-142)

A rare photo of a station tanker in action: USS Signal at Ulithi in 1945 probably preparing to receive USS Oneida (APA-221) alongside for refueling.
Signal was formerly S.S. Standard Arrow.

Photo No. 80-G-408151
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-80-G