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 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.
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.
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]