Most of the ex-IJN Fleet ship photos I have come across were taken by various individual ship photographers involved in initial occupation duties. I'm pretty sure there were dedicated survey groups that took additional photos that I have not come across. I'm not sure where those photos would be located. The Survey Teams may well have had US Army Signal Corps photographers and the SC (Signal Corp) collection of photos at NARA is where they are located?
: Very interesting photos! I guess that these
: were the living quarters of the AA crews.
: There are the funnels of their kitchen or
: the heating for them.
: Do you have seen photos of the heavy cruiser
: Aoba made shortly after the war's end? I
: know several photos, which were made later.
: In all cases the paint is massively
: weathered - but there are remains of a
: camouflage pattern at some bridge platforms.
: It would be interesting, if photos can be
: found, which still show the pattern better.