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USS Everglades (AD-24)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Bravo - Yankee - Quebec
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)

Klondike 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 at Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, delivered, 11 December 1991
    Displacement 8,165 t.(lt) 16,635 t.(fl)
    Length 492'
    Beam 69' 6"
    Draft 27'
    Speed 18.4 kts. (trial)
    Officers 46
    Enlisted 778
    Largest Boom Capacity 30 t.
    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
    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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    312k USS Everglades (AD-24) at anchor, circa late 1940s or early 1950s, location unknown.
    MARAD Photo
    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
    107k USS Everglades (AD-24) and USS Grand Canyon (AD-28) moored pierside at Palermo, Italy, 26 February 1957. Everglades was relieving Grand Canyon as the flagship of the Service Force, U.S. Sixth Fleet.
    U.S. Navy photo from the USS Everglades (AD-24) 1957 cruise book.
    Robert Hurst
    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.
    138k USS Everglades (AD-24) at anchor, in 1957 tending destroyers on her port side in a Mediterranean port.
    U.S. Navy photo from the USS Everglades (AD-24) 1957 cruise book
    Robert Hurst
    34k USS Everglades (AD-24) at anchor off Piraeus, Greece, in 1957. Alongside are Fletcher-class destroyers, and two Agile-class ocean minesweepers (left to right);
    USS Gatling (DD-671);
    USS Hailey (DD-556);
    USS Dashiell (DD-659);
    unidentified Agile-class ocean minesweeper;
    USS Fidelity (MSO-443).
    U.S. Navy photo from the USS Everglades (AD-24) 1957 cruise book.
    Robert Hurst
    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, circa November-December 1965. 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) anchored off the beach at Palomare, Spain in support of the B52 Broken Arrow Incident cleanup, January-February 1966. Photo by Jerry Search

    For more photos and information about USS Arcadia, see;
  • 2023 Reunion Information
  • Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
  • MARAD Vessel History Database
  • USS Everglades AD-24

  • Commanding Officers
    01CAPT. Brown, Thomas Markham, USN (USNA 1925) :RADM25 May 1951 - 12 July 1952
    02CAPT. Foster, William Manley, USN (USNA 1930) :RADM12 July 1952 - July 1953
    03CAPT. Yancey, Evan White, USN July 1953 - 29 April 1955
    04CAPT. White, James Wilbur (Jack), USN (USNA 1933)29 April 1955 - 27 August 1956
    05CAPT. Garrison, Malcolm Everett, USN (USNA 1932)27 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 - 16 February 1959
    08CDR. Stanko, John Martin, USN (USNA 1944) (XO temporary)16 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 Maury, USN (USNA 1941)August 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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