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

USS Waukesha (AKA-84), 1944-1946

USS Waukesha, a 13,910-ton Tolland class attack cargo ship, was built at Wilmington, North Carolina. Acquired by the Navy in September 1944, prior to completion, she was converted to an attack cargo ship at New York City. She went to the Pacific in April 1945 and carried cargo to Okinawa. Beginning in August 1945, Waukesha supported the occupation of Japan. Returning the the U.S. West Coast in November, she carried cargo to China during early 1946 and then went to the Atlantic. Decommissioned in July 1946, she was transferred to the Maritime Commission. Entering commercial service in 1947, she was renamed Mary Luckenbach, retaining that name until 1959, when she became the SS Bayou State. The ship was disposed of in about 1970.

This page features our only view related to USS Waukesha and provides information on other photographs that may be available from the National Archives.

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Photo #: 80-G-490432

Surrender of Japan, 1945


Marines of the 4th Regiment, 6th Division, come ashore at Yokosuka during initial landings in the Tokyo Bay area, 30 August 1945. They are in full battle gear in preparation for any treachery from the Japanese.
Their LCVP is from USS Waukesha (AKA-84), and they appear to be pulling a 75mm pack howitzer.
In the distance are the Japanese battleship Nagato (in the center) and Yokosuka dockyard facilities (at right).

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

Online Image: 79KB; 740 x 610 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 Waukesha, 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-305609
    USS Waukesha (AKA-84) underway off New York, 1 March 1945. Port bow aerial view, taken from a 300-foot altitude.

  • Photo #: 80-G-305610
    USS Waukesha (AKA-84) underway off New York, 1 March 1945. Port broadside aerial view, taken from a 300-foot altitude.

  • Photo #: 80-G-305611
    USS Waukesha (AKA-84) underway off New York, 1 March 1945. Starboard stern aerial view, taken from a 300-foot altitude.


    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