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|USS Pocono (AGC-16)
|95k||USS Pocono (AGC-16) underway, 18 March 1946, location unknown. Pocono eliminated some of the merchant ship features of the earlier AGCs; she had only a pole mast aft, and her two forward kingposts were made considerably lighter. The port kingpost carries radar direction finders. She also has a much-reduced boat outfit.
US navy photo, and text from "U.S. Amphibious Ships and Craft: An Illustrated Design History" by Norman Friedman.
|92k||USS Pocono (AGC-16) moored pierside, location unknown, 1953.||Mel Nelson YN3, USN
Member Admiral Jonas Ingram's
staff during WWII
|138k||Reserve Fleet Basin, Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Pennsylvania. Photographed on 19 May 1955 with numerous cruisers, escort carriers, and auxiliaries in reserve. The nearest ship is the never-completed
Hawaii (CB-3), which lacks her previously-installed three 12" gun turrets.
The cruisers outboard of Hawaii are (in unknown order)
Galveston (CL-93), and
To their left are
Sanctuary (AH-17), and
Behind Hawaii (from left to right) are
Cleveland (CL-55), and
Beyond them (from left to right) are
Oregon City (CA-122),
Chester (CA-27), and
New Orleans (CA-32).
The cruisers on the left side of the basin (from front to rear) are
San Francisco (CA-38),
Louisville (CA-28), and
Among the other ships in reserve in the basin are
Mission San Carlos (AO-120),
Prince William (CVE-31),
Block Island (CVE-106),
Palau (CVE-122), and
San Carlos (AVP-51).
Moored in the shipyard at the extreme left are
California (BB-44), and
US Navy Photo # 80-G-668655, now in the collections of the US National Archives.
|594k||USS Taconic (AGC-17), USS Pocono (AGC-16), USS Valley Forge (CVS-45) and USS Forrestal (CVA-59) moored at Naval Station Norfolk, circa March 1956.
US Navy from "All Hands" magazine, March 1956 issue.
|Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.|
|322k||USS Pocono (AGC-16) moored pierside circa August 1956, Naval Station, Norfolk, VA.
US National Archives Identifier #6929436 a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
|204k||USS Pocono (AGC-16) at anchor in Hampton Roads, 28 August 1956.
US National Archives Identifiers
6929434, US Navy photos now in the collections of the US National Archives
|75k||Starboard side view of USS Pocono (AGC-16) moored pierside at Naval Station, Norfolk, VA., in May 1957.||Photo by Derick S. Hartshorn|
|77k||Starboard aft quarter view of USS Pocono (AGC-16) moored pierside at Naval Station, Norfolk, VA., in May 1957.||Photo by Derick S. Hartshorn|
|511k||USS Pocono (AGC-16) moored at Pier 5 Naval Station Norfolk, VA., circa 1957-58.||Gail Caster|
|156k||USS Pocono (AGC-16) operating with an amphibious force circa the 1960s.
Photo courtesy Shipscribe.com
|776k||USS Pocono (AGC-16) moored at Genoa, Italy, 20 April 1960. Note the Helicopter Utility Squadron Two (HU-2) Piasecki HUP-2 Retriever on the flight deck.||Photo by Carlo Martinelli|
|46k||USS Pocono (AGC-16) being assisted by the large harbor tug Oshkosh (YTB-757) at Naval Operating Base (NOB) Norfolk, VA., circa 1961.
US Navy photo contributed to the National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors by Rolan Conoley.
|97k||USS Pocono (AGC-16) underway off NOB Norfolk, VA, August 1964||© Richard Leonhardt|
|431k||USS Pocono (AGC-16) underway, location unknown, 1965.||Robert Hurst|
|106k||USS Pocono (AGC-16) underway in October 1964 during Operation Steel Pike I||Jim McCoy|
|695k||USS Pocono (AGC-16) moored aft of USS Taconic (AGC-17), probably on the breakwater at Naples, Italy, date unknown.||Gail Caster|
|103k||USS Pocono (AGC-16) under way, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo.
|USS Pocono (LCC-16)
|377k||First day postal cover for USS Pocono's change of designation on 16 November 1968 from AGC-16 to LCC-16.||Richard Hoffner|
|58k||USS Pocono (LCC-16) moored pierside at San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1969.
US Navy photo courtesy Lou Sanders.
|69k||USS Pocono (LCC-16) showing damage to her bow after colliding with USCGC Courier (WAGR-410) in June 1970.||Chuck Grecco USS Pocono (AGC-16), 1970.|
|86k||Overhead view of USS Pocono (LCC-16) underway off the coast of Lebanon during the Suez Canal crisis of 1958.
US Navy photo.
|Robert M. Cieri|
|01||CAPT. Sailor, Hobart Andrew||12 December 1945 - 3 September 1946|
|02||CAPT. Briggs, Harold Melvin||03 September 1946 - 13 November 1947|
|03||CAPT. Demarest, Harold Raymond||13 November 1947 - 9 February 1949|
|04||CAPT. Pohl, Harold John||9 February 1949 - 11 April 1949|
|05||CDR. Hollingsworth, Albert Francis||11 April 1949 - 29 June 1949|
|Decommissioned||29 June 1949 - 18 August 1951|
|06||CAPT. Hull, Robert Vance||18 August 1951 - 8 July 1952|
|07||CAPT. Johnson, Paul Fisher :RADM||8 July 1952 - 7 August 1953|
|08||CAPT. Webster, John Alden||7 August 1953 - 4 August 1954|
|09||CAPT. Steffen, E. C.||4 August 1954 - 9 January 1955|
|10||CAPT. Small, Selden C.||9 January 1955 - 9 June 1956|
|11||CAPT. Dropp, Anthony Henry||9 June 1956 - 5 May 1957|
|12||CAPT. Smith, Charles Hubert :RADM||5 May 1957 - 7 May 1958|
|13||CAPT. Thompson Jr., Raymond Webb||7 May 1958 - 20 February 1959|
|14||CDR. Conner, Terrell Hoyt Woodward, USN (USNA 1937)||1959 - 1959|
|15||CAPT. Loyall, Julius Arthur||20 February 1959 - 26 March 1960|
|16||CAPT. Linehan, Joseph David||26 March 1960 - 17 March 1961|
|17||CAPT. Reed, John W. (Jake)||17 March 1961 - 17 February 1962|
|18||CAPT. Gentry, William Wayne||17 February 1962 - 22 May 1963|
|19||CAPT. Carlson, Ralph Bager||22 May 1963 - 25 August 1964|
|20||CAPT. Lee, Florn Lamar||25 August 1964 - 18 May 1965|
|21||CAPT. Vitucci, Vito Louis||18 May 1965 - 1 August 1966|
|22||CAPT. Dyar Jr., Joseph E., USN (USNA 1944)||1 August 1966 - 28 July 1967|
|23||CAPT. Barkley, Paul Henry, USN||28 July 1967 - 10 January 1969|
|24||CAPT. Vaught, William J.||10 January 1969 - 9 January 1970|
|25||CAPT. Riley Jr., James D.||9 January 1970 - 16 January 1971|
|26||CAPT. Hancock, David Louis, USN (USNA 1947)||16 January 1971 - 25 June 1971|
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