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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
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 11 December 1991
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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
one General Electric geared turbine
two Babcock and Wilcox D-type boilers, 465psi 765°
double General Electric Main Reduction Gears
Displacement 8,165 t.(lt) 16,635 t.(fl)
Beam 69' 6"
Speed 18.4 kts. (trial)
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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USS Currituck (AV7) was
the first of four. She was nicknamed the Wild
Laid down, 14 December 1942, at Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA.
Launched, 11 September 1943
Commissioned USS Currituck (AV-7), 26 June 1944, CAPT. W. A. Evans in
During WWII USS Currituck was assigned to Asiatic-Pacific
Following World War II USS Currituck was
assigned to Occupation and China service.
Decommissioned, 7 August 1947, at Philadelphia Navy Yard
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Philadelphia, PA.
Recommissioned, 1 August 1951
Decommissioned, 12 February 1958
Recommissioned, 20 August 1960, CAPT. Cecil A. Bloam, USN in command
During the Vietnam War USS Currituck (AV-7) participated
in a number of campaigns:
Decommissioned, 31 October 1967, at Bremerton, WA.
Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA., 5
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 April 1971
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 10 January 1972, to Union Minerals &
Alloys Corp. (PD-X-926, for $89,106.27). Delivered on 23 March 1972 to
Oakland, CA for scrapping by Learner & Co.
Enlisted - 1,085
Largest Boom Capacity 30 t.
four single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mounts
four twin 40mm AA gun mounts
three quad 40mm AA gun mounts
twenty single 20mm AA gun mounts
NSFO - 15,330 Bbls
Diesel - 285 Bbls
Gasoline - 278,030 Gals
two New York Shipbuilding Parson- type steam turbines
Babcock and Wilcox Express boilers, 400psi 690°
double Falk Main Reduction Gears
four 500Kw 450V A.C. Ships Service Generators
two propellers, 12,000shp
Displacement 9,090 t.(lt) 15,092 t.(fl)
Length 540' 5"
Beam 69' 3"
Draft 22' 3" (lim)
Speed 19.2 kts. (trial)
USS PINE ISLAND AV12
Sister Ship to the Currituck.
USS Pine Island AV12
Laid down, 16 November 1942, at Todd Shipyard Corp., San Pedro, CA.
Launched, 26 February 1944
Commissioned USS Pine Island (AV-12), 26 April 1945, Naval Supply
Depot, San Pedro, CA., CDR. Henry Titus Hodgskin Jr. in command
During WWII USS Pine Island was assigned to Asiatic-Pacific
Theater and participated in a number of campaigns.
Following World War II USS Pine
assigned to Occupation and China service
Decommissioned, 1 May 1950
Recommissioned, 7 October 1950, at Alameda, CA.
During the Korean War USS Pine Island tended seaplanes that
flew missions over enemy-held territory in Korea
During the Vietnam War USS Pine Island participated in a
number of campaigns.
Decommissioned, 16 June 1967
Laid up in the Reserve Fleet
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 February 1971
Title transfer to the Maritime Administration for lay up in the National
Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 7 March 1972, to Zidell Explorations,
May their ships always sail smooth waters and may they
have fair winds and following sea's.
They will always be in our harts and memories.
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If you are aware of a crew member
that had departed and not on this list
Please Contact Ed Thurston at
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My Name is Melvin W. Mclintire and I am
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I am trying to
Establish my service on the USS Currituck when AV7 deployed in Jun 27 1961
to the South Pacific. I am a disable vet, and trying to work with VA.
However the VA is not recognizing the time I served aboard . I served as
part of Bernard Streams staff as a orderly. We transferred supplies from
ship to shore.
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