From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships

Beverly W. Reid

Born in New Orleans, La., 22 April 1917, Beverly W. Reid enlisted in the Navy in 1935. In 1940 upon completion of flight training he was appointed an Ensign. He won a Navy Cross during the Battle of Midway and was reported missing in action 24 August 1942.

(APD-119: dp. 1390; l. 306'; b. 36'10"; dr. 12'7"; s. 24 k.; cpl. 204; a. 1 5"; cl. Crosley)

Originally designated DE-722, Beverly W. Reid was reclassified APD-119, 17 July 1944 and converted to a high speed transport during construction. She was launched 4 March 1944 by Consolidated Steel Corp., Ltd. Orange, Tex.; sponsored by Mrs. Eloise Ziegler, mother of Ensign Reid; and commissioned 25 June 1945, Lieutenant Commander G. D. Kissam in command.

Beverly W. Reid underwent shakedown and training with the Atlantic Fleet until arriving at Green Cove Springs, Fla., 27 November 1945. She was placed in commission in reserve there 1 September 1946 and went out of commission in reserve 5 May 1947.