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In camouflage. The title says 1943 but the Piedmont wasn''t commissioned until 1944. Sea trials before commissioning? The masts, etc are different. See the the cropped and enlarged topsides for a better view.
This closeup of the topsides of the WWII picture shows there is no apparent radar and there is a crows nest on the main mast. Above the bridge may be a fire control optical range-finder. Aft of the main mast is some sort of mast with unknown items on it. The guns and cranes look like those long on the ship.
The location and date of this picture was not given. These are DD700 and 800 classes, late WWII and early post WWII destroyers. This is an unusually large number since Doc usually moored four on each side.
No date and location is given. This is after the stern 5-inch guns were removed and replaced with what appear to be a helipad and hanger.
USS Piedmont (AD-17) mooring-departing, in February 1956 location unknown.
USS Piedmont (AD-17) at San Diego in September 1960
USS Piedmont (AD-17) at anchor San Diego January 1959, a rare color picture but very small.
USS Piedmont (AD-17), with destroyers alongside at Yokosuka Japan, no date given
USS Piedmont (AD-17) at Naval Station Subic Bay in 1966
USS Piedmont (AD-17) pierside at Naval Station Subic Bay, no date given.