USS Medusa (AR-1), 1934, Panama Canal Zone
USS Medusa (AR-1) was a fleet repair ship designed to carry out major repairs that were beyond the capacity of an individual warship, but that needed carrying out far from a naval base. She was commissioned in 1924 and served in the Pacific for her entire career. She was at Pearl Harbor when the Japanese attacked, and was kept busy repairing damaged warships well into 1942. She later moved closer to the war zone, where she remained to the end of the war.
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Rickard, J (3 October 2016), USS Medusa (AR-1), 1934, Panama Canal Zone , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Medusa_AR1.html