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U.S.S. BRYCE CANYON

(AD-36)

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The USS BRYCE CANYON (AD-36), a Shenadoah class destroyer tender, was commissioned on 15 SEP 1950. BRYCE CANYON was named for Bryce Canyon in Utah. Built in Charleston SC, after commissioning she transited the Panama Canal and reported for duty at San Diego, CA. BRYCE CANYON deployed to the Far East in support of the Korean war effort in 1951. This was the first of a series of "West Pacs", alternating with West Coast duty, that marked BRYCE CANYON's career. USS BRYCE CANYON served her country for 30 years, 9 months and 15 days, until decommissioned on 30 JUN 1981 at Pearl Harbor. The hulk of BRYCE CANYON was scrapped in 1982.

The USS BRYCE CANYON (AD-36) deployment history and significant events of her service career follow:

AD-36 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JUL 1945 Keel Date: 7 JUL 1945
at Charleston Navy Yard
MAR 1946 Launch Date: 7 MAR 1946
SEP 1950 Commissioned: 15 SEP 1950
MAR 1951 - NOV 1951 West Pac - Yokosuka and Sasebo
AUG 1952 - Shellback Initiation - 28 AUG 1952 - Pacific Ocean
SEP 1953 - Shellback Initiation - 24 SEP 1953 - Pacific Ocean
SEP 1955 - OCT 1956 West Pac- Kobe-yakusaka.Sasebo-Manilla-Subic Bay
JAN 1957 - SEP 1957 West Pac
APR 1960 - APR 1960 Dependents Cruise
APR 1960 - JUN 1960 Dry Dock; Todd Shipyard Long Beach Ca.
JUL 1960 - FEB 1961 West Pac
FEB 1962 - AUG 1962 Ford Island Pearl Harbor Hawaii
AUG 1963 - FEB 1964 Ford Island Pearl Harbor Hawaii
OCT 1964 - MAR 1965 Ford Island Pearl Harbor
AUG 1965 - Shellback Initiation - 17 AUG 1965 - Pacific Ocean
AUG 1966 - MAR 1967 West Pac
AUG 1967 - MAR 1968 West Pac
SEP 1969 - Homeport change to Pearl Harbor HI - 1 SEP 1969
APR 1972 - DEC 1972 West Pac
AUG 1972 - MAR 1973 West Pac
AUG 1972 - MAR 1973 West Pac
SEP 1972 - Shellback Initiation - 25 SEP 1972 - Pacific Ocean
JAN 1973 - APR 1973 West Pac
APR 1973 - DEC 1973 West Pac
JUN 1981 Decommissioned: 30 JUN 1981

AD-36 General Specifications

Named for: Bryce Canyon National Park

Complement: 859 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 8091 tons

Length: 492 feet

Beam: 70 feet

Draft: 28 feet



USS BRYCE CANYON (AD-36)

[Note: The above USS BRYCE CANYON (AD-36) history may, or may not, contain text provided by crew members of the USS BRYCE CANYON (AD-36), or by other non-crew members, and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]