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USS EVERGLADES AD-24
Destroyer Tender
1951 >1970
Page Undated as of 11/01/16

The USS EVERGLADES (AD-24) was named after the U.S. National Park Everglades of Florida and is the first US. Navy ship to bear that name. The keel was laid on 2 January 1945 at the Todd shipyard, San Pedro, California and completed 23 May 1946. Decommissioned August 1970 in Charleston , South Carolina.

 

 

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2016 Combined Association Reunion

 

USS Everglades, USS Currituck,

 

USS Pine Island and Torpedoman's Association.

 

This Years Reunion will be in BRANSON Missouri

September 13 - 17,  2017

HOST HOTEL:  RADISSON HOTEL

FOR HOTEL RESERVATIONS CALL:   417-335-5767 

The special group rate of $105.00 plus tax.  That rate is good 3 days prior and 3 days after the reunion, based on hotel availability.  Rooms not reserved 30 days prior to the reunion will be released from the group block.

 REUNION ACTIVITIES See Registration form or activity schedule for $$ & Details

Note: We scheduled two (2) events each day you may want to pick & chose to best fit your activity level

SHOW & Lunch aboard Branson Belle

(SHOW) The New Jersey Nights

Top of the Rocks Tour

(SHOW) Clay Cooper Show

(SHOW) #1 Hits of the 60’s & 50’s Show

Banquet

Hospitality Room as always

 Please note that Registration form what tour options you wish and sent to:

GATHERINGS PLUS

This is not your Associations Reunion Coordinator as in the past.

Mail To: Gatherings Plus 3000 Green Mountain Drive, Ste. 107-204 Branson, Mo. 65616

See Gatherings Plus New Web Page just for the Association. (Link below )
https://reunionpro.com/sponsors/combined-association-ada24-av7-av12-and-tpm

Or See our web page below

REGISTRATION FORM: (Click to Link)

PLAN OF THE WEEK (Click to Link)

All else fails call me  

Gary Adams at: AD24History@att.net  or 415-467-6284

 

 

                    

           

                                                                                                                                                             

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   Preface by Webster Wilson Former Everglades Crew Member. {From Everglades to RazorbladesThe Everglades is not a ship that distinguished itself by winning battles, sinking ships, or spearheading invasions. Its claim to immortality is in the quality of the men who competently fulfilled its mission of keeping destroyers afloat and in good repair.  For those competent men, service on the Everglades has proved to be a high point in their naval careers, both in the quality of service they were able to provide and in the comradeship they were all a part of, and which continues even today. Their memories are of a job well done, of a mission fulfilled. Those who manned the Everglades were a cross-section of America Society, except that there were no women (besides a few smuggled aboard), no felons (at least, not many), and no geniuses (although half the crew talked as if they were, and the other half secretly knew they were.) One characteristic we all had in common - we were all liars. We were all sailors. Some of us excuse our lying (is that too harsh a word - maybe “exaggerators” is better) on old age, some blame it on a troubled youth, and some of us know that we’re psychopaths. I point out this tendency we sailors have so that we can’t be accused (or sued) of any malice in that we put down in the following pages. Also it is my intention to update this “history” as new facts come to light (or are manufactured.) And, finally I’d like to make it clear that I don’t attest to the accuracy of anything published in this web page, as most of it was told to me by fellow crew members and started with “this is no shxx

    

From The Scrap Books of fellow shipmates:  

Denny Marble has provided one of the first Color Underway Photos of the Everglades taken as we
departed the Norfolk area.  A second was taken by the 5 inch gun. Others to Come later.


Had to Crop & Resize the Photo to Fit WEB Format, but Still very good

The Moon over  Charleston piers  taken Christmas Eve 1968 from the  helicopter deck . Check out other Charleston Photos Click on  Page.
 
Dash Power Turn up (Drone Anti Submarine Helicopter) This was in Naples harbor, Note Naples Skyline in background. See More Click on DASH Page

Bill Smith Provided the photo obviously of himself standing by the aft 5 inch gun. When I reported aboard in April 1968 the 5" had been removed and the FT & DASH workshop was added in 1963. The DASH hanger and flight deck was above the shops..

The Everglades AD24 in Naples Med Moored at Sunset late February 1957. Note she still has 5 inch astern and there are at least two Destroyers on her Port side. Photo taking by Carl K. Lunde from the deck of the USS John W. Weeks DD701. Thanks Carl.

If you wish to contribute please address your Photos, Sea Stories and Copies or Originals of Everglades memorabilia to AD24History@att.net

Also Please put AD-24 or Everglades in subject title.

Thanks from Gary Adams Crewmember and ships historian.