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

USS Tranquillity (AH-14, briefly APH-114)), 1945-1961

USS Tranquillity, a 15,400-ton Haven class hospital ship, was built at Chester, Pennsylvania. Commissioned in April 1945, she sailed for the Pacific a few months later. In early August 1945, Tranquillity carried survivors of the sunken cruiser USS Indianapolis from the Palaus to Guam. In the early Post-War months, she brought veterans of the Pacific campaigns back to the United States. For that employment, she was temporarily reclassified APH-114 in November 1945-March 1946. Tranquillity decommissioned in July 1946, and remained inactive until struck from the Navy list on 1 September 1961.

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Photo #: NH 92946

USS Tranquillity (AH-14)


Underway off New York City, circa April-May 1945.

Courtesy of the U.S. Naval Institute, collection of James C. Fahey.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 83KB; 740 x 610 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 92947

USS Tranquillity (AH-14)


Off the New York Navy Yard, 29 April 1945.

Courtesy of the U.S. Naval Institute, collection of James C. Fahey.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 58KB; 740 x 530 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 92948

USS Tranquillity (AH-14)


Off New York City, 30 April 1945.

Courtesy of the U.S. Naval Institute, collection of James C. Fahey.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 61KB; 740 x 540 pixels

 
Photo #: 80-G-K-5987 (Color)

Loss of USS Indianapolis, July 1945


USS Tranquillity (AH-14) arrives at Guam, carrying survivors of USS Indianapolis (CA-35), 8 August 1945.
The bow of USS Steele (DE-8) is in the foreground.

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

Note on color quality: The original ANSCO transparency has degraded color, with purples and greens predominating. This has been somewhat corrected in this reproduction.

Online Image: 81KB; 740 x 605 pixels

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

 
Photo #: 80-G-K-5979 (Color)

Loss of USS Indianapolis, July 1945


USS Tranquillity (AH-14) arrives at Guam, carrying survivors of USS Indianapolis (CA-35), 8 August 1945.

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

Note on color quality: The original ANSCO transparency has degraded color, with purples and greens predominating. This has been somewhat corrected in this reproduction.

Online Image: 78KB; 740 x 605 pixels

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

 
Photo #: 80-G-K-5986 (Color)

Loss of USS Indianapolis, July 1945


Survivors of USS Indianapolis (CA-35) are brought ashore from USS Tranquillity (AH-14) at Guam, 8 August 1945. Nurses and sailors are watching from the hospital ship's deck.
Note Tranquility's nested lifeboats. Also busses on the pier.

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

Note on color quality: The original ANSCO transparency has degraded color, with purples and greens predominating. This has been somewhat corrected in this reproduction.

Online Image: 114KB; 580 x 765 pixels

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

 
Photo #: 80-G-K-5988 (Color)

Loss of USS Indianapolis, July 1945


Survivors of USS Indianapolis (CA-35) are brought ashore from USS Tranquillity (AH-14) at Guam, 8 August 1945. They are being placed in Ambulances for immediate transfer to local hospitals.
Photographed by PhoM1c J.G. Mull.

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

Note on color quality: The original ANSCO transparency has degraded color, with purples and greens predominating. This has been somewhat corrected in this reproduction.

Online Image: 111KB; 740 x 605 pixels

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

 

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31 December 1998