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

USS Menominee (AT-73, later ATF-73), 1942-1961

USS Menominee, a 1240-ton Cherokee class ocean tug, was built at San Francisco, California. Commissioned in September 1942, she served in the southern Pacific in 1942-44 and was redesignated ATF-73 in May 1944. During the remainder of the Pacific war, Menominee provided tug and salvage services in the Palaus, Philippines and Ryukyus war zones and at advanced fleet bases in the western and southern Pacific. After supporting post-war minesweeping activities in the East China sea, she returned to the United States in late 1945. Decommissioned in November 1946, USS Menominee remained in the Pacific Reserve Fleet until January 1961, when she was transferred to the Indonesia. Renamed Rakata, she was active in the Indonesian Navy until 1990, when she was placed in reserve.

This page features views of USS Menominee.

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Photo #: NH 96840

USS Menominee (AT-73)


In the San Francisco Bay area, California, 30 September 1942.
Photographed from a NAS Alameda aircraft flying at an altitude of 600 feet, at 1400 hrs.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 164KB; 740 x 625 pixels

 
Photo #: USMC 59610

Kikuzuki

(Japanese Destroyer, 1926-1942)

Under salvage in Halavo Bay, Florida Island, near Tulagi, on 10 August 1943. She had been sunk there by USS Yorktown (CV-5) planes on 4 May 1942.
This view looks aft from the ship's bow, with USS Menominee (ATF-73) and a crane barge working off her stern.

U.S. Marine Corps Photograph.

Online Image: 154KB; 740 x 610 pixels

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National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 
Photo #: USMC 59608

Kikuzuki

(Japanese Destroyer, 1926-1942)

Under salvage in Halavo Bay, Florida Island, near Tulagi, in August 1943. She had been sunk there by USS Yorktown planes on 4 May 1942.
This view looks aft from the ship's forecastle. Note crane on barge at right.
Upper works of USS Menominee (ATF-73) are visible beyond Kikuzuki's bridge.

U.S. Marine Corps Photograph.

Online Image: 116KB; 740 x 610 pixels

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

 
Photo #: USMC 59615

Kikuzuki

(Japanese Destroyer, 1926-1942)

Under salvage in Halavo Bay, Florida Island, near Tulagi, August 1943, seen from the stern of USS Menominee (ATF-73). She had been sunk there by USS Yorktown (CV-5) planes on 4 May 1942.
Note tents on shore in the background.

U.S. Marine Corps Photograph.

Online Image: 145KB; 740 x 610 pixels

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

 


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12 May 1999