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USS Everglades (AD-24)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Bravo - Yankee - Quebec
NBYQ
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
Top Row - Navy Unit Commendation - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Europe clasp) - National Defense Service Medal (2)


Arcadia Class Destroyer Tender:
  • Laid down, 26 June 1944, under a Maritime Commission contract at Todd-Pacific Shipyards Inc., San Pedro, CA.
  • Launched, 28 January 1945
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, San Diego Group, 15 May 1947
  • Commissioned USS Everglades (AD-24), 25 May 1951
  • Decommissioned in 1970, at Charleston, S.C.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 24 May 1989
  • Laid up at the NISMF, Philadelphia, used as a support ship
  • Title transferred to MARAD, 2 July 1990 for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 11 December 1991
    Specifications:
    Displacement 8,165 t.(lt) 16,635 t.(fl)
    Length 492'
    Beam 69' 6"
    Draft 27'
    Speed 18.4 kts. (trial)
    Complement
    Officers 46
    Enlisted 778
    Largest Boom Capacity 30 t.
    Armament
    one single 5"/38 dual purpose gun mount
    four single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mounts
    two twin 40mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacity
    NSFO 17,486Bbls
    Diesel 4,645Bbls
    Propulsion
    one General Electric geared turbine
    two Babcock and Wilcox D-type boilers, 465psi 765°
    double General Electric Main Reduction Gears
    Ship's Service Generators
    four Diesel-drive 300Kw 450V A.C.
    three-turbo-drive 300Kw 120V/340V D.C.
    single propeller, 8,500shp

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    Everglades 130k USS Everglades (AD-24) under way, circa late 1940s or early 1950s, location unknown.
    US Navy photo # USN 1043636 from the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Robert Hurst
    Everglades 52k USS Everglades (AD-24) Christmas card, 1951. Tommy Trampp
    Everglades 84k USS Everglades (AD-24) under way, circa 1950s, location unknown.
    US Navy photo # USN 1043615 from the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Robert Hurst
    Everglades 148k USS Everglades (AD-24) in bound from sea at Hampton Roads, circa 1950s. Gary Adams
    Everglades 359k USS Everglades (AD-24) moored pierside at Charleston, S.C. date unknown
    US Navy photo
    Mike Smolinski
    Everglades 93k USS Everglades (AD-24) with six destroyers moored in a nest on her port side, date and location unknown. Ships present from inside to outside: USS Fiske (DDR 842); USS The Sullivans (DD 537); USS Hawkins (DDR 873); USS Myles C. Fox (DDR 829); USS William R. Rush (DDR 714); and USS Robert A. Owens (DDE 827).
    US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine, January 1956.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    Everglades 117k USS Everglades (AD-24) with an unidentified destroyer and USS Ross (DD-563) at Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, VA., date unknown.
    US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine, January 1956.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    Everglades 797k USS Everglades (AD-24) moored at Genoa, Italy, 8 February 1959. Photos by Carlo Martinelli
    Everglades 887k
    Everglades 153k USS Everglades (AD-24) med-moored at Naples, Italy with USS Bigelow (DD-942) and USS Norris (DD-859) alongside, date unknown. Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
    Everglades 138k USS Everglades (AD-24) under way, date and location unknown. 10032413-Tommy Trampp
    10032401-Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret. and
    Gary Adams ETCS USN Ret
    USS Everglades, 1968-1970
    Everglades 165k
    Everglades 78k USS Everglades (AD-24) in the Mediterranean Sea, circa October 1968 Photo by Jerry Search


    For more photos and information about USS Arcadia, see;
  • Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
  • MARAD Vessel History Database
  • USS Everglades AD-24

  • Commanding Officers
    01CAPT. Brown, Thomas Markham, USN :RADM25 May 1951 - July 1952
    02CAPT. Foster, William Manley, USN (USNA 1930) :RADM1 September 1952 - July 1953
    03CAPT. Yancey, Evan White July 1953 - April 1955
    04CAPT. White, James W. (Jack),April 1955 - August 1956
    05CAPT. Garrison, Malcolm Everett August 1956 - 7 August 1957
    06CAPT. Martineau, David L.7 August 1957 - 26 June 1958
    07CAPT. Rowe, Hilary Cecil, USN (USNA 1934)26 June 1958 - 10 February 1959
    08CDR. Stanko, John USN, (USNA 1944) (XO temporary)10 February 1959 - 11 March 1959
    09CAPT. Slonim, Gilven Max, USN (USNA 1936)11 March 1959 - 1 March 1960
    10CAPT. Suddath, Thomas H.1 March 1960 - August 1961
    11CAPT. Daniel Jr., James WallaceAugust 1961 - August 1962
    12CAPT. Werth, James MauryAugust 1962 - 11 July 1963
    13CAPT. Floyd, Joseph Harry,11 July 1963 - 17 August 1964
    14CAPT. Adrian, Robert Nelson17 August 1964 - June 1965
    15CAPT. Lockee, Garette Ertel,June 1965 - 1966
    16CAPT. Steinbeck, Albert August1966 - July 1968
    17CAPT. Tidd, Emmett Hulcy :VADMJuly 1968 - December1968
    18CAPT. Porcari, Thomas JamesDecember 1968 - 5 April 1969
    19CAPT. Davis, George H.5 April 1969 - 15 August 1970
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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