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USS Everglades was a Klondike-class destroyer tender launched on January 28, 1945. It was commissioned on May 25, 1951 under Capt. Thomas M. Brown’s command with the hull number AD-24 and served in the US Navy for 19 years until it was decommissioned on August 15, 1970. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 826 people onboard and had the main missions in San Diego, Panama Canal, Norfolk, the Caribbean, Charleston or the Mediterranean. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on May 24, 1989 and sold for scrapping in 1991 to A. L. Burbank Ship Brokers in Alang, India.