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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
JUL1945-Keel Date: 7 JUL 1945
at Charleston Navy Yard
MAR1946-Launch Date: 7 MAR 1946
JAN1950-JAN1974Middle Pacific
SEP1950-Commissioned: 15 SEP 1950
MAR1951-NOV1951West Pac - Yokosuka and Sasebo
AUG1952-Shellback Initiation - 28 AUG 1952 - Pacific Ocean
AUG1952- Shellback Initiation - 28 AUG 1952 - Pacific Ocean
SEP1953-Shellback Initiation - 24 SEP 1953 - Pacific Ocean
SEP1955-OCT1956West Pac- Kobe-yakusaka.Sasebo-Manilla-Subic Bay
APR1956-OCT1956West Pac
JAN1957-SEP1957West Pac
OCT1958-NOV1958San Francisco, Hunters Point Dry Dock 6 weeks
MAR1959-SEP1959West Pac
APR1960-APR1960Dependents Cruise
APR1960-JUN1960Dry Dock; Todd Shipyard Long Beach Ca.
JUL1960-FEB1961West Pac
FEB1962-AUG1962Ford Island Pearl Harbor Hawaii
APR1963-AUG1963Dry dock & overhaul was at Long Beach Naval shipyard not Todd
APR1963-AUG1963Todd Ship Yard Dry Dock
AUG1963-FEB1964Ford Island Pearl Harbor Hawaii
OCT1964-MAR1965Ford Island Pearl Harbor
AUG1965-Shellback Initiation - 17 AUG 1965 - Pacific Ocean
AUG1966-MAR1967West Pac
JUN1967-Shellback Initiation - 27 JUN 1967 - Atlantic Ocean
AUG1967-MAR1968West Pac
JUN1969-DEC1973West Pac
SEP1969-Homeport change to Pearl Harbor HI - 1 SEP 1969
APR1972-DEC1972West Pac
AUG1972-MAR1973West Pac
SEP1972-Shellback Initiation - 25 SEP 1972 - Pacific Ocean
NOV1972-MAY1973West Pac
JAN1973-APR1973West Pac
APR1973-DEC1973West Pac
JUN1981-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]