USS Storm King, a 13,910-ton transport, was built at Wilmington, North Carolina. Acquired by the Navy and commissioned in December 1943, she was subsequently converted to a troopship at Staten Island, New York. Storm King went to the Pacific in April 1944 and from June 1944 into March 1945 participated as an assault transport in the landings at Saipan, the Palaus, Leyte and Lingayen, as well as providing general transportation services in the war zone. A West Coast overhaul was followed by further Pacific Ocean passenger and cargo transport duties that lasted for nearly a year after Japan's surrender.
In July 1946, Storm King was sent to the Atlantic seaboard,
where she was decommissioned the following month and returned
to the Maritime Commission. The ship was sold in 1947 and subsequently
operated as the merchant ship Santa Cruz (1947), Gulf
Farmer (1947-1964) and Ranger (1964-1970). She was
scrapped in 1970.
This page features our only view of USS Storm King and provides information on other photographs that may be available from the National Archives.
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Photo #: NH 96685
USS Storm King (AP-171)
Photographed in 1946 with passengers crowding her rail.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
Online Image: 106KB; 740 x 585 pixels
While the Naval Historical Center has no other views of USS Storm King, 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 our page "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions.".
USS Storm King (AP-171) underway off Norfolk, 5 April 1944. Starboard stern aerial view, showing the ship painted in pattern camouflage Design 1F.
USS Storm King (AP-171) underway off Norfolk, 5 April 1944. Port broadside aerial view, showing the ship painted in pattern camouflage Design 1F.
USS Storm King (AP-171) underway off the U.S. Atlantic Coast, 8 December 1943. Starboard quarter aerial view, showing the ship en route to be converted for transport use. She is still in merchant ship configuration.
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 our page "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions.".
26 May 1999