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Baham- AK-122


(AK-122: dp. 5522; 1. 441'6"; b. 56'11", dr. 23'; s. 12.5 k.;
a. 1 5"; cl. Crater)

Baham (AK-122) was launched 21 December 1943 by St. John's River Shipbuilding Corp., Jacksonville, Fla. as Elizabeth O. Bellamy under a Maritime Commission contract, sponsored by Mrs. Walter F. Rogers, transferred to the Navy 31 December 1943, placed in reduced commission 1 January 1944; converted to a combination repair, distilling and stores issuing ship; reclassified AG-71,14 March 1944; placed in full commission 18 August 1944, Lieutenant G. L. Field, USNR, in command; and reported to the Pacific Fleet.

Upon her arrival at Pearl Harbor Baham underwent further conversion to a headquarters maintenance shin. Conversion was completed l0 January 1945 and she proceeded to Ulithi Atoll, Caroline Islands, where she remained until 20 May. Between May 1945 and March 1946 Baham served at the following bases: San Pedro Bay, Leyte, Philippine Islands (25 May-30 June); Eniwetok Atoll, Marshall Islands (11 July-8 September), and Tokyo Bay, Japan (20 September 1945 8 March 1946).

Baham arrived in San Francisco 24 March 1946. She then sailed to Pearl Harbor, where she was decommissioned 19 July 1946 The vessel was declared surplus and sold by the Maritime Commission 30 June 1947.