From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships


Beaverhead is a county in Montana.

(AK-161: dp. 2,382; l. 338'8"; b. 50'; dr. 21'1"; s. 11.5 k.; cpl. 85; a. 1 3"; cl. Alamosa)

Beaverhead (AK-161) was launched 2 September 1944 by Kaiser Cargo, Inc., Richmond, Calif., under a Maritime Commission contract; transferred to the Navy 3 January 1945, and commissioned the same day, Lieutenant Commander O. F. Weymouth, USNR, in command.

Beaverhead operated out of Manus, Admiralty Islands, (15 March-5 December 1945) on supply runs to Philippine bases. Returning to the east coast via the Panama Canal she arrived at New York 29 January 1946. She was decommissioned 8 March 1946 and returned to the Maritime Commission 13 March 1946.