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TCG Gayret (D-352)

Former Gearing-class USS Eversole (DD-789)

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USS Eversole (DD-789) was a Gearing-class destroyer of the United States Navy, the second Navy ship named for Lieutenant (junior grade) John T. Eversole (1915–1942), a naval aviator who was killed in the Battle of Midway.

Eversole was launched on 8 January 1946 at the Tacoma Washington shipyard of Todd-Pacific Shipyards, Inc., Seattle, Washington; sponsored by Mrs. S. R. Eversole, mother of Lt. (j.g.) Eversole; and commissioned on 10 May 1946, Commander B. P. Ross in command. The Eversole was one of the final three ships built in Tacoma by Todd-Pacific before closure of the Tacoma yard.

On 11 July 1973, Eversole was transferred to Turkey. She served in the Turkish Navy as TCG Gayret (D-352). Gayret was stricken in 1995. She is preserved as a museum ship at the Kocaeli Museum Ships Command.

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Address:  Kozluk, Salim Dervişoğlu Cad. No:56, 41200 İzmit/Kocaeli (İzmit), Turkey
Phone: +90 262 323 33 83
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