From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships


Brevard is a county in Florida.

(AK-164: dp. 2382; l. 338'6"; b. 50'; dr. 21'1"; s. 11.5 k.; cpl. 85; a. 1 3"; cl. Alamosa)

Brevard (AK-164) was launched 18 November 1944 by Kaiser Cargo, Inc., Richmond, Calif., under a Maritime Commission contract, sponsored by Mrs. Jack Wieringa; acquired from the Maritime Commission 19 February 1945; and commissioned the same day, Lieutenant P. J. Wild, USNR, in command.

Between 8 April and 19 October 1945 Brevard transported men and supplies among the Caroline, Marshall, Marianas, and Philippine Islands. On 19 October she departed Leyte, Philippine Islands, and steamed to China where she served on occupation duty between 28 October 1945 and 22 January 1946.

Brevard returned to San Francisco, via Pearl Harbor, arriving 14 March 1946 and commenced her pre-inactivation overhaul. She was decommissioned 3 July 1946 and returned to the Maritime Commission the same day.