- Class: Buckley (TE) - 48 APD conversions of 1944
- Displacement: 1,315 tons
- Dimensions: 300(wl) 306(oa) x 37 x 9.75 ft.
- Machinery: 2-shaft turbo-electric drive, S.H.P. 12,000 = 24 knots
- Armament: 1-5"/38, 6-40mm (3x2) A.A. guns; 4-LCPR/LCVP
- Complement: 200
- Builder: Norfolk Navy Yard
- Keel Laid: 7 Feb 1943
- Launched: 22 Apr 1943
- Commissioned: 9 Jun 1943
- Reclassified: 25 Sep 1944
- Notes: Built as Buckley class DE-156. Following
the conversion of 36 old flush deck destroyers to high-speed transports
(APD), about 100 TE/TEV destroyer escorts were marked for convertsion.
- Service: Escorted convoys
to Africa and England during first year of operations. On 18 Mar 1944
she rescued crew of SS Seakay; the following day she took USS
Donnell (DE-56) under tow after the latter had been torpedoed.
On 23 Sep 1944 she completed her last Atlantic escort mission and entered
the Philadelphia Navy Yard for conversion to a high-speed transport.
She emerged from the shipyard 23 Dec 1944 and after amphibious training
headed for the Panama Canal and duty in the Pacific. Arrived Ulithi 26 Feb 1945
to join operations against Okinawa. Reached Kerama Retto 26 Mar for UDT
work and then for antisubmarine and antiaircraft screening duties. On duty
for 109 days. After VJ Day assisted in repatriation of former POWs and the
USSBS mission in Nagasaki area. Reeves sailed for the US on 26 Nov
and arrived at San Diego 23 Dec 1945 and at Boston 10 Jan 1946 to begin
deactivation. Struck from the Navy list 1 Jun 1960 and transferred to Ecuador.