|Ship Class||Cannon-class Destroyer Escort|
|Builder||Western Pipe and Steel Company, Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Laid Down||16 Apr 1943|
|Launched||15 Aug 1943|
|Commissioned||4 Apr 1944|
|Decommissioned||14 Jun 1946|
|Displacement||1240 tons standard; 1620 tons full|
|Machinery||Four General Motors Mod. 16-278A diesel engines with electric drive, two screws|
|Power Output||6000 SHP|
|Range||10,800nm at 12 knots|
|Armament||3x3in Mk22, 1x2x40mm Mk1 anti-aircraft, 8x20mm Mk4 anti-aircraft, 3x21in Mk15 torpedo tubes, 1x Mk10 hedgehog projector, 8x Mk6 depth charge projectors, 2x Mk9 depth charge tracks|
|Armor||3 3in, 1x2 40mm, 4x1 20mm, 1 hedgehog, 2 depth charge tracks, 8 K gun projectors, 3x3 21in torpedo t|
|Recommission||21 Nov 1950|
|Final Decommission||17 Jun 1960|
Contributor: C. Peter Chen
Commissioned during WW2 to Commander A. Jackson, destroyer escort Kyne's shakedown cruise took place off San Diego, California, United States. She departed Los Angeles, California on 6 Jun 1944 for Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, United States, arriving on 14 Jun 1944 to join the US Navy Pacific Fleet. She spent the following two months performing training, escort, and mine clearing duties in Hawaii.
On 12 Aug, Kyne departed for the South Pacific as screen to a task force which brought material and ships for the Palau Islands invasion. On 15 Sep, she departed Manus, Admiralty Islands as escort to transports filled with garrison troops and supplies to Peleliu. On 17 Sep, she sighted for the bombardment of Anguar Island. On 20 Sep, she escorted a convoy evacuating wounded US Marines.
Until end of 1944, Kyne operated out of Ulithi Atoll in Caroline Islands, escorting vessels that replenished ships of the US Navy Task Forces 38 and 58. On 2 Jan 1945, she departed Ulithi to provide escort for vessels that refueled ships destined for the Luzon, Philippine Islands invasion. She remained in the Philippine Islands area until 21 Jan.
On 8 Feb, Kyne escorted vessels that refueled ships en route to Iwo Jima, Japan. She remained in the general Iwo Jima area until 5 Mar. On 25 Mar, she departed from Ulithi on a similar role off Okinawa, Japan, returning to Ulithi on 21 May.
Departing from San Pedro Bay in the Philippine Islands on 26 Jun 1945, Kyne acted as screen for carrier escorts as their aircraft supported the invasion of Balikpapan, Borneo.
On 28 Aug, after the war ended, Kyne entered Tokyo Bay, Japan as a part of the occupation force. She remained in Japan until 2 Oct. She returned to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States on 23 Nov 1945 via Pearl Harbor and the Panama Canal, and was decommissioned in the following year at Green Cove Springs, Florida, United States.
In Nov 1950, Kyne was recommissioned as a reserve training ship with Lieutenant Commander Carl L. Scherrer in command. She served in a training role for the next nine years. She was decommissioned again in 1960, and was sold on 1 Nov 1973 for scrapping.
Source: United States Navy Dictionary of American Fighting Ships.
USS Kyne Operational Timeline
|4 Apr 1944||Kyne was commissioned into service.|
|14 Jun 1946||Kyne was decommissioned from service.|
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