AIMM Mission

To commemorate America's rich naval and maritime heritage through the preservation and exhibition of historic naval vessels with an emphasis on the era of World War II through the present.

USS Hoga Under Construction - 15 October 1940
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The photograph was found, uncaptioned, in the US National Archives in College Park, Maryland. It was in an envelope labeled "Progress Photographs". Most US Navy ship construction contracts require the shipbuilder to take photographs of the vessels during particular stages of the vessel's construction. This photograph and the next one were both taken on 15 October 1940 at a very early stage of construction. Only a few frames and a bulkhead can be seen amongst the timbers of the scaffolds and other supports.

US National Archives Photograph


USS Hoga Under Construction - 15 October 1940
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US National Archives Photograph


USS Hoga and sister ship USS Montezuma (YT 145) after launching - 15 January 1941
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This photograph and the next were uncaptioned except for the date - 15 January, 1941. This photograph shows Hoga and, to the right, a sister ship, USS Montezuma (YT 145), after launching, but before they were complete. Montezuma was clearly started before Hoga, as she is closer to completion.

US National Archives Photograph


USS Hoga - 15 January 1941
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US National Archives Photograph


Undated photograph of USS Hoga under construction sometime during the Spring of 1941
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This photograph was found in the files of the US National Archives in College Park, Maryland without date or caption. However, it was clearly taken at the Consolidated Shipbuilding facility in Morris Heights, New York, but at a later date. Hoga is in a much more complete state, but work is clearly ongoing.

US National Archives Photograph