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Everett

 

A city in the State of Washington.

 

(PF-8: dp. 1,264; l. 303'11"; b. 37'6"; dr. 13'8"; s. 20 k.; cpl. 190; a. 3 3"; cl. Tacoma)

 

Everett was launched on 29 September 1943 by Kaiser Cargo Inc., Richmond, Calif.; sponsored by Mrs. Cornelia M. Fitch; and commissioned on 22 January 1944, Lieutenant Commander W. L. Davis, USCG, in command.

 

After shakedown and training, Everett sailed north to Adak, Alaska, arriving 22 April 1944 and began 16 months of arduous patrol and escort duty in the stormy waters of the Aleutian chain. Decommissioned 16 August 1945 at Cold Bay, Alaska, the frigate was transferred to the USSR under lend lease.

 

Returned to the United States Navy on 15 November 1949, Everett was given an extensive overhaul at Yokosuka, Japan, where she was recommissioned on 26 July 1950. Assigned to primary duty as station ship at Hong Kong, the frigate also joined the United Nations Blockading and Escort Force in operations off both coasts of Korea. On 3 July 1951 while bombarding Wonsan, North Korea, Everett was hit by fire from a shore battery; one man was killed and seven were wounded, but damage to the ship was light.

 

On 10 March 1953, Everett was decommissioned at Yokosuka and lent to Japan. Following her return to the U.S. Navy she was stricken from the Navy List on 1 December 1961.

 

Everett received four battle stars for Korean war service.