Destroyer Tenders (AD)

Most recent update: March 29, 2015.


Many auxiliaries were created by converting existing ships; others were built new but starting with an existing design; the balance were both designed and built for their purpose.  In this table, the grey cells identify the second and third categories - the ships that were purpose-built.  There are some gaps in the data, particularly for the conversions: if anyone has any corrections or additions to offer, please send them to me at timcolton@aol.com

Type # Original Name Built by Hull # Ship Type or US Govt. Design US Govt. # Built Converted by Name After Conversion LDT LOA Delivered as an AD Disposition
AD 1 El Rio Newport News SB 5 Cargo Liner   1893   Dixie 6,114 405 1909 Aux. cruiser Dixie 1898-1909, scrapped 1922
AD 2 Melville New York Ship 149           7,700 417 3-Dec-15 Scrapped 1948
AD 3 Dobbin Philadelphia NSY             8,325 484 22-Jul-24 Scrapped 1950
AD 4 Whitney Boston NSY             8,325 484 2-Sep-24 Scrapped 1948
AD 5 El Sol Cramp SB 267 Cargo Liner   1890   Prairie 6,620 405 1917 Aux. cruiser Prairie 1890-1917, scrapped 1923
AD 6 Austin/Venezuela Cramp SB 263 Cargo Liner   1889   Panther 4,260 324 1917 Aux. cruiser Panther 1889-1917, scrapped 1923
AD 7 Elizabeth Holland S. P. Austin & Sons (U.K.)   Cargo Liner   1898   Leonidas 4,260 264 1917 Aux. cruiser Leonidas 1898-1917, scrapped 1922
AD 8 El Cid/Nicheroy Newport News SB 6 Cargo Liner   1892 Philadelphia NSY Buffalo 6,530 406 1917 Aux. cruiser Buffalo 1898-1917, scrapped 1922
AD 9 Santa Catalina Cramp SB 401 Cargo Liner   1913   Black Hawk 5,690 420 1917 Scrapped 1948
AD 10 Breslau Bremer Vulkan (Germany)   Cargo Liner   1901   Bridgeport 7,175 447 1918 AR 2 1917-1918, scrapped 1947
AD 11 Edisto Skinner & Eddy 51 Cargo Liner 1738 1919   Altair 10,400 424 1921 Scrapped 1947
AD 12 Edgewood Skinner & Eddy 49 Cargo Liner 1737 1919   Denebola 10,400 424 1921 Scrapped 1950
AD 13 Edgecombe Skinner & Eddy 41 Cargo Liner 1732 1919   Rigel 10,400 424 1921 AR 11 1941, scrapped 1946
AD 14 Dixie New York Ship 417             530 25-Apr-40 Scrapped 1983
AD 15 Prairie New York Ship 419             530 8-May-40 Scrapped 1993
AD 16 Cascade Western Pipe 63 C3-S-A2 MC 172       9,260 492 12-Mar-43 Scrapped 1975
AD 17 Piedmont TASCO               530 5-Jan-44 To Turkey 1982 as Derya (A-576), scrapped 1995
AD 18 Sierra TASCO               530 20-Mar-44 Scrapped 1995
AD 19 Yosemite TASCO               530 26-Mar-44 Sunk as target 2003
AD 20 Sea Panther Federal Kearny 164 C3 MC 40 1941 in Mobile AL Hamul 8,560 492 7-Jan-43 AK 30 1941, AD 20 1943, scrapped 1976
AD 21 Mormacpenn Ingalls Pascagoula 256 C3 MC 66 1941 in Mobile AL Markab 8,560 492 27-Sep-42 AK 31 1941, AD 21 1941, AR 23 1960, scrapped 1976
AD 22 Klondike Todd LA 64 C3         8,165 492 30-Jul-45 AR 22 1960, scrapped 1977
AD 23 Arcadia Todd LA 65 C3         8,165 492 21-Sep-45 Scrapped 1974
AD 24 Everglades Todd LA 66 C3         8,165 492 6-May-47 Scrapped 1991
AD 25 Frontier Todd LA 67 C3         8,165 492 2-Mar-46 Scrapped 1974
AD 26 Shenandoah Todd Tacoma 70 C3         8,165 492 13-Aug-45 Scrapped 1982
AD 27 Yellowstone Todd Seattle 47 C3         8,165 492 11-Jan-46 Scrapped 1976
AD 28 Grand Canyon Todd Tacoma 72 C3         8,165 492 8-May-45 AR 28 1971, scrapped 1980
AD 29 Isle Royale Todd Seattle 48 C3         8,165 492 2-Jul-46 Not commissioned until 1962, scrapped 1977
AD 30 Great Lakes Todd Seattle 49 C3         8,165 492   Cancelled
AD 31 Tidewater Charleston NSY   C3         8,165 492 8-Feb-46 To Indonesia 1971 as Dumai (A 652), scrapped 1984
AD 32 New England TASCO   C3         8,165 492   Cancelled
AD 33 Canopus TASCO   C3         8,165 492   Cancelled
AD 34 Dixie Federal Kearny 89 Psgr./Cargo   1928 Beth Key Highway Alcor   445 6-Nov-44 AG 34 1941, AR 10 1941, AD 34 1944, scrapped 1950
AD 35 Arrowhead TASCO   C3         8,165 492   Cancelled
AD 36 Bryce Canyon Charleston NSY   C3         8,165 492 15-Sep-50 Scrapped 1982
AD 37 Samuel Gompers Puget Sound NSY             13,458 643 30-Sep-67 Sunk as target 2003
AD 38 Puget Sound Puget Sound NSY             13,458 643 27-Apr-68 Scrapped 2008
AD 39                       Cancelled
AD 40                       Cancelled
AD 41 Yellowstone NASSCO 411           13,300 643 31-May-80 NDRF 2001: to be scrapped
AD 42 Acadia NASSCO 412           13,300 643 6-Jun-81 Sunk as target 2010
AD 43 Cape Cod NASSCO 413           13,300 643 15-Feb-82 Scrapped 2012
AD 44 Shenandoah NASSCO 414           13,300 643 26-Jul-83 NDRF 2001: to be scrapped
AD 45                       Cancelled