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NavSource Online: Amphibious Photo Archive
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USS Beverly W. Reid (LPR-119)
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USS Beverly W. Reid (APD-119) (1945 - 1969)
November - Uniform - Charlie - Whiskey
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal
Rudderow Class Destroyer Escort / Crosley Class High-speed Transport:
Laid down, 5 January 1944, as Beverly W. Reid (DE-722), a Rudderow Class Destroyer Escort, at Dravo, Corp., Neville Island, Pittsburgh, PA.
Launched, 4 March 1944
Redesignated a (APD-119) 17 July 1944
Ferried to Orange, TX. for fitting out as a High-speed Transport at Consolidated Steel Corp., Orange, TX.
Commissioned USS Beverly W. Reid (APD-119), 25 June 1945, at Orange, TX., LCDR. Gordon D. Kissam, USNR, in command
Decommissioned, 5 May 1947, at Green Cove Springs, FL.
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Green Cove Springs
Retrieved from the Reserve Fleet and towed to Norfolk, VA. by USS Liddle (APD-60) for recommissioning
Recommissioned, 18 March 1967, with the crew of Liddle, LCDR. Aloysius G. Hennessey, Jr., in command
Designation changed to Amphibious Transport, Small (LPR-119) 1 July 1969
Decommissioned, 14 November 1969
Struck from the Naval Register, 15 September 1974
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 18 August 1975, to J. R. Steel Inc., Houston, TX., for $79,002
Displacement 1,630 t.(lt) 2,130 t.(fl)
Length 306' ovl.
Draft 12' 7" (limiting)
Speed 23.6 kts. (trial)
Range 6,000 nautical miles at 12 kts.
Largest Boom Capacity 10 t.
Boats four LCVP landing craft
six 1/4 ton trucks
two 1 ton trucks
four ammunition carts
four pack howitzers
Ammunition 6,000 cu. ft.
General Cargo 3,500 cu. ft.
Gasoline 1,000 cu. ft.
one 5"/38 dual purpose gun mount
three twin 40 mm gun mounts
six single 20 mm gun mounts
two depth charge tracks
two Babcox and Wilcox "D" Express type boilers, 435 PSI 750°
two General Electric turbines, (turbo-electric drive)
Ship's Service Generators
two turbo-drive 300Kw 450V A.C.
two turbo-drive 40Kw 120V D.C.
two shafts, shaft horsepower 12,000
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||USS Liddle (APD-60) and the soon to be recommissioned USS Beverly W. Reid (APD-119) moored pierside, pier 11, Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, VA., circa November 1966.
||USS Beverly W. Reid (APD-119) underway, thirty miles off the Cuban coast shortly after recommissioning in 1967.
||Don Scott, YNCS(SS), USN, Ret
||USS Beverly W. Reid (APD-119) at anchor, date and location unknown.
||USS Beverly W. Reid (APD-119) underway in the Caribbean Sea, circa 1968, while refueling from USS Muliphen (AKA-61).
||Photos by Masao Aochi USS Muliphen, 1966-68
USS Beverly W. Reid (APD / LPR-119)
Dictionary of American Navy Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LCDR. Kissam, Gordon Denslow, USNR||25 June 1945 - November 1945|
|02||LT. Hyde, Latimer Byron, USNR||November1945 - January 1946|
|03||LT. Sturm, Paul Jackson, USNR||January 1946 - May 1946|
|04||LCDR. Connelly, Frank James, USNR||May 1946 - August 1946|
|05||LT. Morrow, James Raymond||August 1946 - October 1946|
|06||LCDR. Fitzpatrick, Edwin George, USNR||October 1946 - 5 May 1947|
| ||Decommissioned||5 May 1947 - 18 March 1967|
|07||LCDR. Hennessey Jr., Aloysius Gonzaga||18 March 1967 - 1968|
|08||LCDR. Robison Jr., Delma Coy||1968 - 18 March 1969|
|09||LCDR. Nider, Kenneth Eugene||18 March 1969 - 14 October 1969|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
Last Updated, 21 March 2014
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