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U.S.S. EVERGLADES

(AD-24)

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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
JAN1945-Launch Date: 28 JAN 1945
JAN1951-JAN1953Mediterranean
MAY1951-Commissioned: 25 MAY 1951
SEP1952-MAR1953Mediterranean
SEP1953-NOV1953Guantanamo Bay
MAY1954-AUG1954Mediterranean
JAN1955-JUL1955Mediterranean
MAR1955-SEP1955Mediterranean
JAN1957-JUN1957North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
JAN1958-NOV1958Mediterranean
MAR1958-MAY1958Caribbean
OCT1958-APR1959Mediterranean
JAN1960-OCT1963Guanttanamo Bay Cuba and Bermuda
MAY1962- Shellback Initiation - 2 MAY 1962 - Pacific Ocean
FEB1964-MAY1964Mediterranean
MAR1965-FEB1966Mediterranean
NOV1965-MAR1966Mediterranean
JAN1966-DEC1966Caribbean
MAR1966-JUN1966Caribbean
JUN1968-DEC1968Mediterranean
AUG1968-DEC1968Mediterranean
AUG1970-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]