2018 Reunion in Kansas City this year in September 17th Through 21st





Welcome to the Combined Tender Association (CTA) Web Sit

You can find out all about our next reunion and check out past reunion adventures, Photos, Sea Story's for all 4 groups , ALL IN ONE PLACE.  UPDATED 7/30/18






The Glades Web Page has hundreds of photos & Stories Check it out

 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, 11 December 1991

    SEE Story Last Run 

    Displacement 8,165 t.(lt) 16,635 t.(fl) 
    Length 492' 
    Beam 69' 6" 
    Draft 27' 
    Speed 18.4 kts. (trial)

  • Complement
    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

      More Details & Photos can be Found At


    USS Currituck (AV7) was the first of four. She was nicknamed the Wild Goose.

  • 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 command
  • During WWII USS Currituck was assigned to Asiatic-Pacific Theater.
  • 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 December 1967
  • 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.
  • Specifications: 
    Displacement 9,090 t.(lt) 15,092 t.(fl) 
    Length 540' 5" 
    Beam 69' 3" 
    Draft 22' 3" (lim) 
    Speed 19.2 kts. (trial)

    Officers -162
    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
    Fuel Capacities
    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

    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 Island was 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, Portland, OR.

    Our Torpedoman's werb page iis managed by Jim Statos.

    He can be reached at or


    He has a lot of grate Photos & Stories.

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    LAST MUSTER / Taps / Help

    2018 Reunion








    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

    or Gary Adams


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    Crew Member Help

    My Name is Melvin W. Mclintire and I am a long time member of the Association.

    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.

    I appreciate any help I can get please contact me at


    September 17-21

    Hotel : Stoney Creek

    The Creek is just out side of KC in Independence Mo. The Creek is same hotel used by Kansas City Chiefs, thus the week day dates, Monday 17th through Friday21st

    Reservations: 417-338-4048

    CTA Room Rate $119.00 + Tax Rate is good for 3 days prior /After reunion.

    Reunion Activities are booked through GATHERING PLUS Not your Reunion Coordinator as in the past.

    Hotel 18011 Bass-Pro Dr. Independence, Mo. 64055

    All the Link's Below have been set up

    Click on Gathering Plus Web page to see list of who is attending And Registration Form & Plan of the Week.

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    Traveling by Air ?  The Hotel does not have a Airport shuttle, But Grayline (Gathering +) does Just check the Box on registration form. A round trip for (One) = $40

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