Report of Changes of U.S.S. Beaverhead (AK-161)

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Title

Report of Changes of U.S.S. Beaverhead (AK-161)

Alternative Title

U.S.S. Beaverhead Decommissioning Report

Subject

World War, 1939-1945
Veterans--Florida

Description

The Report of Changes listing the Navy personnel on the USS Beaverhead on March 8, 1946. The form includes the names and ranks of the personnel on board the final report. The Navy decommissioned the ship after more than a year of service in the Pacific. The ship eventually docked in Norfolk, Virginia.

A notable person listed on the muster roll is John Andes. Andres was born in Paris, France, on August 9, 1926. After immigrating to Queens, New York with his parents, Andes enlisted in the United States Navy at the age of seventeen, with his parents’ permission. After his training, he received his assignment aboard the USS Beaverhead on January 3, 1945. The ship served in the Pacific until March 8, 1946. Initially starting as a Fireman Second Class (F2c), by the time of the ships decommissioning, Andres held the rank of Motor Machinist’s Mate Third Class (MOMM3). After the war, Andres returned to New York, marrying Joan Marguerite Keast having one son Jack and two daughters, Yvonne and Susette. He worked as an electrical engineer for Burroughs Corporation, one of the innovators in early computing technology. In 1988, he and his family moved from Elmont, New York, to New Port Richey, Florida. On May 12, 1996, Andres died at the age of sixty-nine. He is buried in the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.

In 2017, the University of Central Florida was one of three universities selected to launch the National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Legacy Program Project. The program engaged a team of scholars to make the life stories of veterans buried in the Florida National Cemetery available to the public. The project engages UCF students in research and writing and fosters collaboration between students, faculty and local Central Florida schools to produce interactive curriculum for k-12 students. The corresponding website exhibit uses RICHES Mosaic Interface to create a digital archive of related data. The public can use the project-developed augmented-reality app at more than 100 gravesites at the Florida National Cemetery, where they can access the UCF student-authored biographies of veterans.

Creator

Naval Transportation Service

Source

Digital reproduction of original report of changes.

Publisher

Naval Transportation Service

Date Created

1946-03-08

Format

image/jpg

Extent

740 KB

Medium

1 report of changes

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Washington, D.C.

Accrual Method

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Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Originally created and published by the Naval Transportation Service.

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Curator

Connolly, Lehman
Cravero, Geoffrey

External Reference

Abney, Barb. "VA Selects UCF Historians to Archive Stories of Deceased Veterans Veterans." UCF Today, March 13, 2017. Accessed August 9, 2017. https://today.ucf.edu/va-selects-ucf-historians-archive-stories-deceased-veterans/.
Black, Jeremy. World War Two: A Military History. London [u.a]: Routledge, 2003.

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