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|USS Menemsha (AG-39)
|783k||USS Menemsha (AG-39) being assisted out of her berth by the harbor tug
YT-213 at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, VA., 31 December 1941.
In the foreground is the battleship USS New Mexico (BB-40) Across the pier from
Menemsha is the new destroyer USS O'Brien (DD-415). She would be torpedoed by
the Japanese submarine IJNS I-15 on 15 September 1942 and sank 19 October 1942 while en route to
Pearl Harbor for repairs.
US Navy photo # 2611 (42)
US National Archives (RG-19-LCM). Photo No. 19-N-27270
|72k||USS Menemsha (AG-39) near Baltimore, MD., 22 January 1942, two days after commissioning. As a weather reporting ship this
vessel lost all of its cargo handling booms and most of its rig. The round structure aft was for inflating and launching weather balloons.
US National Archives (RG-19-LCM). Photo No.'s 19-N-27270 and 19-N-27268, US Navy Bureau of Ships photos now in the collections of th US National Archives, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
US National Archives (RG-19-LCM). Photo No. 19-N-27268
|157k||Berthed at the Bethlehem Steel East Boston piers, 7 August 1942, are from left to right;
USS Matinicus (AK-52), USS Manasquan (AG-36) and
USS Menemsha (AG-39) during their weather ship duty.
At right is USAT Acadia. This was a week before Matinicus was renamed Gemini.
Photo # NPS 14314 A US Navy photo now in the collections of NPS Charlestown Navy Yard
|USCGC Menemsha (WAG-274)
|144k||USCGC Menemsha (WAG-274) at the Coast Guard Yard, Curtis Bay, MD., 29 October 1943, for conversion to an Armed Guard training
ship one week after her transfer from the Navy
US Coast Guard Historian's Office photo # unknown, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|143k||USCGC Menemsha (WAG-274) underway, 13 January 1944, after completing her conversion to an Armed Guard training
ship. Unlike her sister converted earlier at the same yard, this vessel retained her original bulwarks with large limber holes in her well decks.
US Coast Guard Historian's Office photos # (at NARA) 26-G-21003 and unknown, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
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