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Online Library of Selected Images:
-- U.S. NAVY SHIPS --

USS Cumberland Sound (AV-17), 1944-1962

USS Cumberland Sound, a 8000-ton Kenneth Whiting class seaplane tender, was built at Tacoma, Washington. Commissioned in August 1944, she served in the Pacific during the remainder of World War II and was present in Tokyo Bay when Japan surrendered on 2 September 1945. After supporting the occupation of Japan and transporting servicemen home following the war's end, Cumberland Sound participated in the Operation "Crossroads" atomic bomb tests during the Summer of 1946. She was decommissioned in May 1947 and remained in the Pacific reserve fleet until sold in April 1962.

This page features all our views related to USS Cumberland Sound.

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Photo #: NH 55532

USS Cumberland Sound (AV-17)


Underway off the U.S. Pacific coast on 20 September 1944, during her shakedown period.
Photographed from a 300 foot altitude by a ZP-31 blimp.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 124KB; 740 x 610 pixels

 
Photo #: 80-G-344500

USS Cumberland Sound (AV-17)


Ship's Commanding Officer, Captain Etheridge Grant, USN, (center), checks charts with a Japanese Navy pilot and Lieutenant Rogers, USN, (at right), as the seaplane tender prepares to enter Tokyo Bay, 28 August 1945.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

Online Image: 95KB; 740 x 605 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 
Photo #: 80-G-344503

USS Cumberland Sound (AV-17)


Remote PPI radar scope image, photographed as the seaplane tender entered Tokyo Bay with U.S. occupation forces, 28 August 1945.
The scope is set at ten-mile scale.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

Online Image: 64KB; 740 x 605 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 


The following image was taken by a photographer from USS Cumberland Sound, but does not show that ship:

Photo #: 80-G-344505

USS Twining (DD-540)


Steams in Sagami Wan, outside of Tokyo Bay, in company with other Third Fleet warships, to support the occupation of Yokosuka naval base, 28 August 1945. Mount Fuji is in the left center distance
Photographed from USS Cumberland Sound (AV-17).

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

Online Image: 79KB; 740 x 595 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 


While the Naval Historical Center has no other views of USS Cumberland Sound, the National Archives appears to hold additional photographs. The following list features some of these images:

The images listed below are NOT in the Naval Historical Center's collections.
DO NOT try to obtain them using the procedures described in "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions.".


  • Photo #: 80-G-280522
    USS Cumberland Sound (AV-7), underway off the U.S. Pacific coast, 20 September 1944.
    Starboard broadside aerial view, taken from a ZP-31 blimp from an altitude of 300 feet.

  • Photo #: 80-G-408148
    USS Cumberland Sound (SS-247), anchored at Ulithi Atoll in May 1945.
    Starboard bow surface view, taken by Lieutenant Barrett Gallagher. This photo was shot into the sun, showing the ship in silhouette.


    Reproductions of these images should be available through the National Archives photographic reproduction system for pictures not held by the Naval Historical Center.

     

    The images listed in this box are NOT in the Naval Historical Center's collections. DO NOT try to obtain them using the procedures described in "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions.".

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    14 March 1999