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|93k||John Glover was born on 05 November 1732 in Salem, Mass. and later moved to Marblehead where he grew up. A few years after his marriage to Hannah Gale, Glover
was appointed an ensign in the Third Military Foot Company, a Marblehead Militia Regiment of 1,000 men. He quickly rose through the ranks, eventually becoming a Colonel in 1775, in command
of the Regiment. In June of 1775, Glover's Regiment was ordered to join the Continental Army encamped at Cambridge, Mass. Recognizing Glover's leadership skills and resourcefulness, Gen'l
Washington sent Glover to Beverly to protect that port against three British warships threatening attack. Soon after, Washington ordered Glover to commission and man two small naval vessels,
the forerunners of Washington's Navy.
At the start of 1776, the Marblehead Militia Regiment formally became the 14th Continental Regiment and was ordered in July to march to New York and then Long Island. In August, Glover organized and supervised the evacuation from Long Island of 9,000 Continental troops and all of their equipment at night and under appalling weather conditions. In mid-October, Glover and 750 of his soldiers fought to a standstill a British force of more than 4,000 regulars. On Christmas night, 1776, Glover again proved his mettle when the 14th Continental Regiment ferried Washington and 2,400 men across the Delaware River at night in desperate weather, marched them nine miles into Trenton, fought a 36-hour successful battle there, marched back to the Delaware with 900 Hessian captives, and crossed the river again.
Following additional distinguished roles in the war, including at the Battle of Saratoga and its aftermath, Glover retired from the Army in 1782. He returned to Marblehead, rebuilt his business, and went on to serve two terms in the Massachusetts Legislature and six terms on the Marblehead Board of Selectmen. He died on 30 January 1797, at age 64.
USS Glover (AGDE 1) was the first ship named in his honor. (Photo from the New York Public Library Digital Gallery)
|286k||17 April 1965: Bath, Maine - View under the stern of the future USS Glover (AGDE 1) shortly before her launch, at Bath Iron Works on Saturday, 17 April 1965.
Note pump jet prop and launching bouyancy tank.
(U.S. Naval Historical Center photo #NH 84533 from the Naval History and Heritage Command)
|Chin Yu Chu|
South East Asia
|96k||17 April 1965: Bath, Maine - USS Glover (AGDE 1) awaiting launch at Bath Iron Works, Inc.
(Photo and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships)
England, United Kingdom
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|379k||22 January 1968: Newport, R.I. - USS Glover (AGDE 1) underway in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island, off the Quonset Point Naval Air Station.
(U.S. Naval Historical Center photo #NH 107522 by PH2 Healy from the Naval History and Heritage Command)
|158k||1968: Guantanamo Bay, Cuba - USS Glover (AGDE 1) sits moored to the pier across from
Norris (DD 859) at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Station. USS Wasp (CVS 18) can be seen in the
(Photo by N. Rabinowitz)
ETR3, DD 859
|248k||1968: Guantanamo Bay, Cuba - A closer view of Glover moored across from Norris
(DD 859) at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Station.|
(Photo by N. Rabinowitz)
|110k||circa 1970: USS Glover, as AGDE 1, off New London, Conn.||Vin Morgan |
CIC / OPS Officer
|96k||1973: the Pacific Ocean - USS Glover (AGDE 1) underway, note large dome fitted aft on her hangar deck.
(U.S. Naval Historical Center photo #NH 78292-KN, photograph by Marine Photos and Publishing Co., San Diego, California; courtesy of Commander Donald J. Robinson, USN (MC), from the Naval History and Heritage Command)
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South East Asia
|142k||circa 1978: Portsmouth, Va. - Glover tied up at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard outboard of USS John King
(DDG 3). On the opposite side of the pier is guided missile cruiser USS Biddle (CG 34).
(Photo © Karsten Peterson, Karsten is a retired merchant seaman with an excellent website called Sailor, On the Blue Path of the World)
England, United Kingdom
|611k||01 June 1982: At sea: An aerial starboard view of the Glover underway.
(U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-82-08146 by PH1 Gregory D. Toon from the Defense Visual Information Center)
|276k||01 June 1982: At sea: Another aerial starboard view of Glover underway.|
(U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-82-08148 by PH1 Gregory D. Toon from the DVIC)
|445k||01 June 1982: At sea: An overhead starboard quarter view of Glover underway.|
(U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-82-08149 by PH1 Gregory D. Toon from the DVIC)
|216k||01 June 1982: At sea: An overhead port bow view of Glover underway.|
(U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-82-08150 by PH1 Gregory D. Toon from the DVIC)
|575k||01 June 1982: At sea: A starboard bow-on view of Glover underway.|
(U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-87-12628 by PH1 Gregory D. Toon from the DVIC)
|253k||01 June 1982: At sea: A port bow view of the Glover underway.|
(U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-82-08151 by PH1 Gregory D. Toon from the DVIC)
|133k||01 June 1982: At sea: A starboard quarter view of Glover underway.|
(U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-82-08152 by PH1 Gregory D. Toon from the DVIC)
|266k||July 1987: Portsmouth, England
(British Navy Photo)
GMC, USN (ret.)
USS Glover (1986 - 1990)
|103k||ASROC launcher replacement.|
|112k||Glover's stern door assembly.|
|145k||crewmembers assemble a fantail awning.|
|324k||March 1988: the Atlantic Ocean - USS Glover (FF 1098) underway conducting operations off the Virginia coast in March 1988.
(U.S. Naval Historical Center photo #NH 107521-KN from the Naval History and Heritage Command)
|126k||14 July 1990: Naval Station Norfolk, Va.: The frigates USS Bowen (FF 1079), left,
USS Trippe (FF 1075), center, and USS Glover (FF 1098) lie tied up at Pier 7.
(U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-90-11101 by Don S. Montgomery, USN (ret.) from the DVIC)
|111k||14 July 1990: Naval Station Norfolk - The frigates USS Bowen (FF 1079), left, USS
Trippe (FF 1075), center, and USS Glover (FF 1098) lie tied up at Pier 7.|
(U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-90-11102 by Don S. Montgomery from the DVIC)
|97k||Undated postcard of Norfolk, Va. showing Glover at the pier tied up ahead of USS Richard L. Page (FFG 5) and USS King (DDG 41).||Omar Rubido|
Pamphlet, circa '67-'68
|1987 Cruise Book
|View the USS Glover (AGDE 1) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
Glover's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
|Number, Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 13 Nov 1965 - 17 Jan 1967||Cmdr. William Wellington Wilson (USNA '50) (New York City, N.Y.)|
|2.) 17 Jan 1967 - 08 Nov 1968||Cmdr. William Henry DeMers II (USNA '50) (Troy, N.Y.)|
|3.) 08 Nov 1968 - 16 Sep 1970||Cmdr. John W. Peterson (Boston, Mass.)|
|4.) 16 Sep 1970 - 29 Feb 1972||Cmdr. Bennet Stocum Simonton (USNA '57) (Cazenovia, N.Y.)|
|5.) 29 Feb 1972 - 25 Aug 1973||Cmdr. David F. Pitzinger|
|6.) 25 Aug 1973 - 03 Jul 1975||Cmdr. John J. Kristof (prior enl. / OCS '56) (Caldwell, Tex.)|
|7.) 03 Jul 1975 - 03 Jun 1977||Cmdr. Ned Henderson Mayo (OCS, USNR '58, USN '64) (Pittsburgh, Pa.)|
|8.) 03 Jun 1977 - 03 Jun 1978||Cmdr. Walter Jay Wylie (USNA '61) (El Centro, Cal.)|
|9.) 03 Jun 1978 - 25 Jun 1978||Cmdr. John Robert Dalrymple Jr. (OCS '60) (Dunn, N.C.) (ret. as Radm.)|
|10.) 25 Jun 1978 - 23 Aug 1980||Cmdr. Niles W. Berry (prior enl. / OCS ' 61) (Beverly, Mass.)|
|11.) 23 Aug 1980 - 04 Sep 1982||Cmdr. Peter Keith Glasier (USNA '62) (Portland, Me.)|
|12.) 04 Sep 1982 - 09 Feb 1986||Capt. Robert James Norman Jr. (USNA '65) (Navy Jr., Panama CZ)|
|13.) 09 Feb 1986 - 09 Apr 1988||Cmdr. David Garth McCullough (prior enl. / NESEP '60) (Furnace Flats, W.V.)|
|14.) 09 Apr 1988 - 11 Jun 1990||Cmdr. Kenneth John Taplett (USNA '71) (Tyndall, S.D.)|
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