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USS Glover (AGDE-1/AGFF-1/FF-1098) 

Please see below for item level images and donated collections containing photographs of USS Glover (AGDE-1/AGFF-1/FF-1098) 

Glover (AGDE-1) was laid down 29 July 1963 by Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine; launched 17 April 1965; sponsored by Mrs. William S. Pederson, Sr., and Mrs. Claude V. Signer, great-great-great-granddaughters of General Glover; and commissioned at Boston 13 November 1965, Comdr. William W. Wilson in command.

Fitted out with advanced sonar and antisubmarine weapons, Glover (AGDE-1) is designed to serve as an experimental research escort for developing and testing the latest antisubmarine weapons systems. As a research ship, she will test equipment designed to more readily detect and track enemy submarines, and Glover (AGDE-1) will evaluate tactics and procedures which may be used on future classes of escorts. Capable of participating in offensive operations against submarines, she will provide valuable support for hunter-killer groups, amphibious forces, and ocean convoys.

Glover (AGDE-1) joined the U.S. Atlantic Fleet in 1966 as a unit of Cruiser-Destroyer Forces and operated along the Atlantic Coast and in the Caribbean. September she entered Boston Naval Shipyard for modifications.

For a complete history of Glover (AGDE-1) please see its DANFS page.