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USS GEORGE K. MACKENZIE (DD-836)


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NBBI

Tactical Voice Radio Call Sign (circa 1968) - TEMPEST

CLASS - GEARING As Built.
Displacement 3460 Tons (Full), Dimensions, 390' 6"(oa) x 40' 10" x 14' 4" (Max)
Armament 6 x 5"/38AA (3x2), 12 x 40mm AA, 11 x 20mm AA, 10 x 21" tt.(2x5).
Machinery, 60,000 SHP; General Electric Geared Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 36.8 Knots, Range 4500 NM@ 20 Knots, Crew 336.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Bath Iron Works, Bath ME December 21 1944.
Launched May 13 1945 and commissioned July 13 1945.
Completed FRAM upgrade December 1963.
Decommissioned September 30 1976.
Stricken October 1 1976.
Fate Sunk as target off California October 15 1976.

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Mac Kenzie 19kGeorge K. MacKenzie, born 30 May 1910 in Brooklyn, N.Y., graduated from the Naval Academy in 1931. He attended the Submarine School and Deep Sea Diving School and the advanced course in the Submarine Officers' School in addition to serving in Raleigh, Bonita, and Plunger and commanding Falcon and Triton. Lt. Comdr. MacKenzie was killed in action 15 March 1943 when three Japanese destroyers sank Triton in waters just north of the Admiralty Islands. For heroism and courageous devotion to duty he received the Navy Cross. USN photo courtesy of Charles R. Hinman at oneternalpatrol.com.Bill Gonyo
Mac Kenzie 92kArtist's conception of the MacKenzie by the renowned graphic illustrator John Barrett with the text written by naval author and historian Robert F. Sumrall. Their company Navy Yard Associates offers prints of most destroyers, destroyer escorts, submarines and aircraft carriers in various configurations during the ship's lifetime. The prints can be customized with ship's patches, your photograph, your bio, etc. If you decide to purchase artwork from them please indicate that you heard about their work from NavSource.Navy Yard Associates
Mac Kenzie 45kUndated, © Marine Photos and was taken off Point Loma.-
Mac Kenzie 56kUndated postcard Copyright © Marine Photos, San Diego, CA.Mike Smolinski
Mac Kenzie 114kUSS Paricutin (AE-18) and George K. MacKenzie (DD-836) during underway replenishment, date unknown. US Navy photo.Ken Dupree, YNCS, USN Ret USS Paricutin
Mac Kenzie 225kUndated, location unknown.Wolfgang Hechler
Mac Kenzie 101kUndated, location unknown.Richard Miller BMCS USNR (Ret.)
Mac Kenzie 36kLaunching May 13 1945 at Bath Iron Works.Ron Reeves
Mac Kenzie 33kUSS George K. MacKenzie (DD-836) underway in 1948. U.S. Navy photo from USS Coral Sea (CVB-43) publication "The Natural" 1948, Vol. 1 No. 13.Robert Hurst
Mac Kenzie 121kCirca 1950, recovering the yacht "Imperia of Southampton" which was lost while under tow from Tripoli to Malta.Ed Zajkowski
Mac Kenzie 62kCirca 1950, location unknown.Robert Hurst
Mac Kenzie 72kCirca 1952, in Venice harbor. From the collection of John T. Cannon.D. Cannon
Mac Kenzie 80kCirca 1952, location unknown. From the collection of John T. Cannon.D. Cannon
Mac Kenzie 163kUSS George K. MacKenzie (DD 836) from the photo lab aboard USS Dixie (AD-14) dated November 1955. Photo from the files of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.Darryl Baker
Mac Kenzie 152kUSS Currituck (AV-7), USS Rupertus (DD-851), USS Henry W. Tucker (DD-875), USS George K. Mackenzie (DD-836 and USS Leonard F. Mason at Okinawa circa 1961-1962.Gary Priolo
Mac Kenzie 139kAs above.Gary Priolo
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Yokosuka, October 7 1961, with the Mac Kenzie and 10 other destroyers being serviced by the USS Piedmont (AD-17)Ed Zajkowski
Mac Kenzie Circa 1963-1967, USS Ernest G. Small (DD-838) leading the USS Rupertus (DD-851) and the USS George K. MacKenzie (DD-836).Ed Zajkowski/Terry Miller
Mac Kenzie 198kCirca 1963-1967, USS Ernest G. Small (DD-838) with the USS George K. MacKenzie (DD-836) coming alongside.Ed Zajkowski/Terry Miller
Mac Kenzie 199kAs above.Ed Zajkowski/Terry Miller
Mac Kenzie 202kAs above.Ed Zajkowski/Terry Miller
Mac Kenzie 81kEarly 1964 off San Diego.-
Mac Kenzie 81kHong Kong, June 1966 Richard Leonhardt
Mac Kenzie 241kSeptember 18 1967 on Yankee station off North Vietnam, photo by PHC N. Crowe.Ed Zajkowski
Mac Kenzie 100kMidway Island 1973, (L-R) USS George K. Mac Kenzie DD 836, USS John R. Craig DD 885, USS Albert David DE 1050 and USS Theodore E. Chandler DD 717.Charles E. Walker Jr. STGCS (SW) USN ret.
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Change of Command pamphlet - October 19 1973
Wolfgang Hechler
Mac Kenzie 176kFebruary 19 1974 at San Diego, USS George K. MacKenzie (DD-836) with USS Higbee (DD-806) outboard. Photo by PH1 A. J. Dooley.Ed Zajkowski
Mac Kenzie 181kNovember 18 1975 during an unrep from USS Wichita (AOR-1) in the South China Sea. Photo by PH2 J. Kristoffersen.Ed Zajkowski
Mac Kenzie 181kDecember 1975, a crewman performs maintenance work. Photo -NPC 1166394 by JO1 Paul Long.Ed Zajkowski
Mac Kenzie 197kDecember 1975, PO1 Ira Neal watches gauges in he engine room. Photo by JO1 Paul Long, 1166392.Ed Zajkowski
Mac Kenzie 48kShip's patch.Mike Smolinski
Mac Kenzie 32kShip's patch.Mike Smolinski
Mac Kenzie 42kShip's patch.Mike Smolinski
Mac Kenzie 53kShip's patch.Mike Smolinski
Mac Kenzie 81kShip's patch.Mike Smolinski
Mac Kenzie 39kShip's slim Zippo circa 1963.John A. Altfeltis
Mac Kenzie 40kShip's Zippo circa 1974.John A. Altfeltis

USS GEORGE K. MAC KENZIE DD-836 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR Alvin Weems Slayden    Jul 13 1945 - Jan 1947
CDR George Kirtley Williams    Jan 1947 - Aug 1948
CDR Raymond Paul Hunter    Aug 1948 - Sep 1949 (Later RADM)
CDR Roland Omer Lucier    Sep 1949 - Jul 1950
CDR William Franklin Laird    Jul 1950 - Jul 1951
CDR Joseph Allan Houston    Jul 1951 - Nov 1952
CDR Clifford William Bundy    Nov 1952 - Oct 1954
CDR William Abraham Morgan    Oct 1954 - Jul 1956
CDR John William Newland Jr.    Jul 1956 - Jun 1959
CDR George William Stroud    Jun 1959 - Jan 1960
CDR Ralph DiCori    Jan 1960 - Sep 1961
CDR John Kenneth Leslie    Sep 1961 - Jan 1963
LCDR Robert Russell Ricks    Jan 1963 - Oct 1963
CDR George Edwin Barton    Oct 1963 - Oct 1965
CDR William Frederick Casper    Oct 1965 - Jan 1967
CDR Sherwin James Sleeper    Jan 1967 - May 1969
CDR James Anthony Allen    May 1969 - Nov 1970
CDR Curtis Odean Anderson    Nov 1970 - Jun 21 1972
CDR Gordon McDoinald Monteath    Jun 21 1972 - Oct 19 1973
CDR David Ervin Buck    Oct 19 1973 - Jul 25 1975
CDR Thomas Alfred Davis    Jul 25 1975 - Sep 30 1976

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Stanley Baggett
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E-mail: slbag66691@cox.net


Note About Contacts.

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