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Photo # 80-G-K-6446:  USS Teton in Subic Bay, Philippines, 27 July 1945

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-- U.S. NAVY SHIPS --

USS Teton (AGC-14), 1944-1962

USS Teton, a 13,910-ton amphibious force flagship, was built at Wilmington, North Carolina. Launched as the S.S. Water Witch in early February 1944, she was soon renamed Teton and in October of that year was formally transferred to the Navy and placed in commission. The new ship went to the Pacific a few months later, arriving at Pearl Harbor in mid-January 1945. From March into June Teton was Rear Admiral John L. Hall's flagship during the Okinawa campaign, and continued to fly his flag until the Pacific War fighting ended mid-August 1945. Later in the month she carried occupation troops to Japan. Her next assignment was bringing service personnel home from the former war zone, work that kept her occupied until early 1946. Soon after that USS Teton began preparations for inactivation. She was decommissioned at the end of August 1946 and laid up at San Diego, California, where she remained until sold for scrapping in March 1962.

This page features all the views we have concerning USS Teton (AGC-14).


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Photo #: NH 99926

USS Teton
(AGC-14)

Off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 7 January 1945.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.

Online Image: 76KB; 740 x 625 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 99925

USS Teton
(AGC-14)

Off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 7 January 1945.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.

Online Image: 74KB; 740 x 620 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 99927

USS Teton
(AGC-14)

Off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 7 January 1945.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.

Online Image: 56KB; 740 x 625 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 99928

USS Teton
(AGC-14)

Seen from nearly directly astern while off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 7 January 1945.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.

Online Image: 55KB; 740 x 625 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 99929

USS Teton
(AGC-14)

At the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 11 January 1945.
White outlines mark recent alterations to the ship.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.

Online Image: 86KB; 740 x 625 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 99930

USS Teton
(AGC-14)

Plan view amidships, from off the port side, at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 11 January 1945.
White outlines mark recent alterations to the ship.
Note modified LCP(L) landing craft on gravity davits forward of Teton's bridge.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.

Online Image: 125KB; 740 x 635 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 99931

USS Teton
(AGC-14)

Plan view aft, taken from off the port quarter at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 11 January 1945.
White outlines mark recent alterations to the ship.
Note mooring line, with rat guard, in the foreground.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.

Online Image: 89KB; 740 x 625 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 99932

USS Teton
(AGC-14)

Flagship of Rear Admiral John L. Hall during the Okinawa operation. Probably photographed at an anchorage in the Ryukyu Islands, circa spring 1945.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.

Online Image: 80KB; 740 x 570 pixels

 
Photo #: 80-G-K-6446 (Color)

USS Teton (AGC-14)

In Subic Bay, Philippine Islands, on 27 July 1945.
USS Catskill (LSV-1) is partially visible in the far right background.
Taken from on board an LCM landing craft by Photographer's Mate First Class R. Schuddekopf, assigned to Commander, Amphibious Group Twelve.

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

Online Image: 81KB; 740 x 600 pixels

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Photo #: 80-G-361897

Rear Admiral John L. Hall, Jr., USN
,
Commander Task Force 55, Southern Attack Force

Briefing officers on board his flagship, USS Teton (AGC-14), on 21 March 1945, shortly before the commencement of the Okinawa operation.

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

Online Image: 82KB; 740 x 610 pixels

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

 


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