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|135k||APL-31 at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD., 23 April 1947, with the former Spanish cruiser Reina Mercedes (IX-25) on the far side of the pier. Reina Mercedes, captured in 1898 when already obsolescent, served as a barracks ship at the Academy from 1912 to 1957.
US Naval History and Heritage Command (UA-283) photo
|105k||APL-31 and APL-32 at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD., 26 March 1959. APL-32 had recently replaced the old Spanish cruiser Reina Mercedes (IX-25).
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo
|146k||APL-31 forward of APL-32 at Naval Station Annapolis, MD., 1966. The two APLs were moored stern to stern as opposed to the moorings shown in the 1947 photo above. At the forward end of APL-31 on the top deck is the "tower" where watches were stood looking out over Chesapeake Bay watching for boats / ships in distress.||Carey Smith, Marietta, GA.|
|177k||Seaman Carey Smith standing at the stern of APL-32 with APL-31 in the background, Naval Station Annapolis, MD., 1966||Carey Smith, Marietta, GA.|
|157k||USS Oak Ridge (ARDM-1) with APL-31 tied up alongside at Naval Station, Rota, Spain, circa 1970s.
US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # K-117518
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|57k||Ex-APL-31 ready for sinking as an artificial reef off the coast of New Jersey.||Submitted by Bob Gregory, COMPACFLT, Fleet Berthing & Messing Program Manager, courtesy New Jersey Council of Diving Clubs web site|
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