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USS Kyne (DE 744)


Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - Z - W - I
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 5 stars - World War II Victory Medal
Second Row: Navy Occupation Service Medal - National Defense Service Medal - Philippine Liberation Ribbon w/ 1 star


Specifications:
Class: Cannon
Type: DET (diesel-electric tandem motor drive, long hull, 3" guns)
Displacement: 1240 tons (light), 1620 tons (full)
Length: 300' (wl), 306' (oa)
Beam: 36' 10" (extreme)
Draft: 10' 6" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 4 GM Mod. 16-278A diesel engines with electric drive, 6000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 21 kts
Range: 10,800 nm @ 12 knots
Armament: 3 x 3"/50 Mk22 (1x3), 1 twin 40mm Mk1 AA, 8 x 20mm Mk 4 AA, 3 x 21" Mk15 TT (3x1), 1 Hedgehog Projector Mk10 (144 rounds), 8 Mk6 depth charge projectors, 2 Mk9 depth charge tracks
Complement: 15 / 201
Kyne (DE 744) Building and Operational Data:
  • 16 April 1943: Keel laid at the Western Pipe & Steel Co., San Pedro, Calif.
  • 15 August 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Alma Marion Kyne, widow of Ens. Kyne
  • 4 April 1944: Commissioned, Cdr A. Jackson, Jr., in command
  • 14 June 1946: Decommissioned at Green Cove Springs, Fla.
  • 1947: Placed "In Service, In Reserve", assigned to NRT, 3rd Naval District, at Ft. Schuyler, Bronx, N.Y.
  • 21 November 1950: Recommissioned at New York City, N.Y., Lcdr Carl L. Scherrer in command
  • 17 June 1960: Decommissioned at New York City, N.Y.
  • 1 August 1972: Stricken from the NVR
  • 1 November 1973: Sold for scrapping
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    Kyne 157k undated wartime image, Kyne comes alongside an unidentified ship. (U.S. Navy photo #N-12783, from the Elliott Glassman collection) John Adriani, Sr.
    Kyne 25k undated postwar image Jerry Church
    Kyne 142k date unknown: New York NY - Kyne heading south on the East River in New York City. She's just around the bend and south of the Brooklyn Navy Yard. (Photo from the Elliott Glassman collection) John Adriani, Sr.
    ***Heyliger / Kyne*** 118k March / April 1954: Charlotte Amalie, the Virgin Islands - Heyliger (DE 510), Kyne, and Snyder (DE 745) on a port visit to the U.S. Sub Base in the Virgin Islands. Rod Sienkiewicz
    Kyne 155k March / April 1954: Charlotte Amalie, the Virgin Islands - Taken from Heyliger, Kyne's forward 3" gun mount, Mt. 31.
    Kyne 132k March / April 1954: Charlotte Amalie, the Virgin Islands - Taken from Heyliger, Kyne's forward 3" gun mount, Mt. 31 and hedgehogs.
    Kyne 166k March / April 1954: Charlotte Amalie, the Virgin Islands - Taken from Heyliger, Kyne's forward 3" gun mount, Mt. 31, hedgehogs and floater nets.
    Kyne 128k March / April 1954: Charlotte Amalie, the Virgin Islands - Taken from Heyliger, Kyne's second 3" gun mount, Mt. 32.
    Kyne 135k March / April 1954: Charlotte Amalie, the Virgin Islands - Taken from Heyliger, Kyne's bridge and forward 20mm gun mount.
    Kyne 165k March / April 1954: Charlotte Amalie, the Virgin Islands - Taken from Heyliger, Kyne's motor whaleboat.
    Kyne 144k March / April 1954: Charlotte Amalie, the Virgin Islands - Taken from Heyliger, Kyne's covered portside 20mm guns.
    Kyne 129k March / April 1954: Charlotte Amalie, the Virgin Islands - Taken from Heyliger, Kyne's portside aft, showing her depth charges, aft 3" and 40mm gun mounts.
    Kyne 125k March / April 1954: Charlotte Amalie, the Virgin Islands - Taken from Heyliger, Kyne's port side depth charge rack.
    ***Heyliger / Kyne*** 129k March / April 1954: Charlotte Amalie, the Virgin Islands - sailors enjoying swim call off Kyne's fantail.
    Kyne 318k Winter 1972 - Spring 1973: Philadelphia, Pa. - Two decommissioned DE's at the Inactive Ship Basin of the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility. Pierside is Earl K. Olsen (DE 765), Kyne is outboard of her. Jim Cunliffe

    Kyne Memorabilia
    Kyne's WWII
    Travel Map
    Kyne
    Courtesy of
    John Adriani, Sr.

    View the USS Kyne (DE 744) DANFS history entry located
    on the Naval History and Heritage Command website.

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information

    Contact Name: Robert W. Schmidle
    Address: 4223 73rd Terrace East / Sarasota FL 34243
    Phone: (941) 355-1935
    E-mail: Robert Schmidle

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