Recently (as of 1/07/04) Ernie Cerino sent to our president Ralph Hall the enclosed picture of the Mighty Cavalier. I would suspect the picture reflects troops returning to the ship. I believe this due to the chalk on the helmet seeming rather feint and the soldier is standing rather than crouching. Thanks to Ernie we have one more great picture of the Cavalier. (Terry B.)
I recently purchased a great photo of the USS Cavalier from a collector in the Midwest. (See attached photo file). It is a somewhat historic B&W image -- most likely a one of a kind snapshot of the USS Cavalier, APA-37. An enlisted man on a smaller troop transport boat snapped it in the 1950s during the Korean War. This picture came out of a long-forgotten US Army photo album found in an old trunk at a consignment auction in the Midwest (Oklahoma). What makes the snapshot so great is that the USS Cavalier is in the background of a soldier in helmet. Soldier's helmets were usually marked with chalk, to help identify where they belonged by just a glance. The photo measures 4.5 x 3.5 and the bottom right corner does have a crease, but it's in otherwise great condition, clear and not faded.
I purchased the original photographic image and all rights to reproduce it. I did so as a friend of the USS Cavalier Association and want to donate it to the members. Let me know what you think. I would be happy to look into making some quality reproductions of it for anyone who is interested in a copy.