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U.S.S. EVERGLADES

(AD-24)

Tender Loving Care

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The USS EVERGLADES (AD-24), a Klondike-class destroyer tender, was commissioned on 25 MAY 1951. USS EVERGLADES served her country for 19 years, 2 months and 21 days, until decommissioned on 15 AUG 1970.

The USS EVERGLADES (AD-24) deployment history and significant events of her service career follow:

AD-24 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JAN 1945 Launch Date: 28 JAN 1945
JAN 1951 - JAN 1953 Mediterranean
MAY 1951 Commissioned: 25 MAY 1951
SEP 1952 - MAR 1953 Mediterranean
SEP 1953 - NOV 1953 Guantanamo Bay
MAY 1954 - AUG 1954 Mediterranean
JAN 1955 - JUL 1955 Mediterranean
MAR 1955 - SEP 1955 Mediterranean
JAN 1957 - JUN 1957 North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
JAN 1958 - NOV 1958 Mediterranean
MAR 1958 - MAY 1958 Caribbean
OCT 1958 - APR 1959 Mediterranean
JAN 1960 - OCT 1963 Guanttanamo Bay Cuba and Bermuda
FEB 1964 - MAY 1964 Mediterranean
MAR 1965 - FEB 1966 Mediterranean
NOV 1965 - MAR 1966 Mediterranean
JAN 1966 - DEC 1966 Caribbean
JUN 1968 - DEC 1968 Mediterranean
AUG 1968 - DEC 1968 Mediterranean
AUG 1970 Decommissioned: 15 AUG 1970

AD-24 General Specifications

Class: Klondike-class destroyer tender

Complement: 826 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 8165 tons

Length: 492 feet

Beam: 69 feet 8 inches

Draft: 27 feet 3 in

Final Disposition: Sold for scrapping 4 September 1991



USS EVERGLADES (AD-24)



Everglades was launched on 28 January 1945 by the Todd Shipyard Corp., San Pedro, Calif.; sponsored by Mrs. Anne E. Richardson, and completed on 23 May 1946. Never commissioned she was turned over to the San Diego Group, Pacific Reserve Fleet for inactivation on 15 May 1947.

United States embroilment in the Korean hostilities occasioned activation of Everglades who commissioned for the first time on 25 May 1951, Captain Thomas M. Brown, commanding.

Following shakedown and training exercises, Everglades transited the Panama Canal and arrived at Norfolk, Va., for duty with Destroyer Force Atlantic. Since then she has played a vital part in keeping the Navy ready, repairing Norfolk-based destroyers and servicing ships in the Caribbean or the Mediterranean where she has made four extensive cruises through the end of 1960.

[Note: The above USS EVERGLADES (AD-24) history may, or may not, contain text provided by crew members of the USS EVERGLADES (AD-24), or by other non-crew members, and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]