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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
  • 04 April 1944: Commissioned, Cmdr. A. Jackson Jr., USNR, in command
  • 14 June 1946: Decommissioned at Green Cove Springs, Fla. after 2 years and 2⅓ months of service
  • 29 May 1947: Placed "in service, in reserve", assigned to NRT, 3rd Naval District, at Ft. Schuyler, Bronx, N.Y.
  • 29 November 1949: Transported members of the Central N.J. Military Order of the World Wars from Jersey City N.J. to West Point, N.Y. for the Army-VMI footbal game
  • 21 November 1950: Recommissioned at New York City, N.Y., Lcdr. Carl L. Scherrer in command, assigned to NRT, 3rd Naval District, at the New York Naval Shipyard, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • 17 June 1960: Decommissioned at the U. S. Naval Supply Depot, Bayonne, N. J. after 13 years and ⅔ month of service; custody to CO, New York Group, U. S. Atlantic Reserve Fleet
  • 01 August 1972: Struck from the NVR with a total of 15 years and 3 months of service
  • 01 November 1973: Sold for scrapping
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    By And/Or Copyright
    Kyne
    0674404
    157k undated wartime image, Kyne comes alongside an unidentified ship.

    (U.S. Navy photo #N-12783, from the Elliott Glassman collection)
    John N. Adriani, Sr.
    Shelton, Conn.
    Kyne
    0674402
    25k undated postwar image Jerry Church
    Kyne
    0674403
    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 N. Adriani, Sr.
    Shelton, Conn.
    Kyne
    0674415
    226k 01 April 1953: The Atlantic Ocean - USS Kyne (DE 744) underway at sea. Photograph was taken from a Naval Air Station New York plane.

    (U.S. Navy Photo #80-G-481122from the United States National Archives)
    Mike Green
    Port Angeles, Wash.
    ***Heyliger / Kyne***
    0651003
    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
    0674405
    155k March / April 1954: Charlotte Amalie, the Virgin Islands - Taken from Heyliger, Kyne's forward 3" gun mount, Mt. 31.
    Kyne
    0674406
    132k March / April 1954: Charlotte Amalie, the Virgin Islands - Taken from Heyliger, Kyne's forward 3" gun mount, Mt. 31 and hedgehogs.
    Kyne
    0674407
    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
    0674408
    128k March / April 1954: Charlotte Amalie, the Virgin Islands - Taken from Heyliger, Kyne's second 3" gun mount, Mt. 32.
    Kyne
    0674409
    135k March / April 1954: Charlotte Amalie, the Virgin Islands - Taken from Heyliger, Kyne's bridge and forward 20mm gun mount.
    Kyne
    0674410
    165k March / April 1954: Charlotte Amalie, the Virgin Islands - Taken from Heyliger, Kyne's motor whaleboat.
    Kyne
    0674411
    144k March / April 1954: Charlotte Amalie, the Virgin Islands - Taken from Heyliger, Kyne's covered portside 20mm guns.
    Kyne
    0674412
    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
    0674413
    125k March / April 1954: Charlotte Amalie, the Virgin Islands - Taken from Heyliger, Kyne's port side depth charge rack.
    ***Heyliger / Kyne***
    0651009
    129k March / April 1954: Charlotte Amalie, the Virgin Islands - sailors enjoying swim call off Kyne's fantail.
    Kyne
    0674414
    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
    Frederica, Del.

    Kyne Memorabilia
    Kyne's WWII
    Travel Map
    Kyne
    Courtesy of
    John Adriani Sr.
    Ship's
    Christmas Card
    Kyne
    Courtesy of
    Tommy Trampp

    Kyne History
    View the USS Kyne (DE 744) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
    View the official War History of USS Kyne as submitted by the ship at war's end.

    Kyne's Commanding Officers
    Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler
    Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.)  04 Apr. 1944 - 25 Jul. 1944Cmdr. Alexander Jackson Jr., USNR (Comm. CO) (USNA '25) (Pascagoula, Miss.) (ret. as Radm.)
    2.)  25 Jul. 1944 11 Aug. 1945Lcdr. Carroll F. Sweet Jr., USNR (Park Forest, Ill.)
    3.)  11 Aug. 1945 23 Nov. 1945Lcdr. Zebulon Hopkins Stafford, USNR (enl. 40 / OCS 41) (Cordova, Md.)
    4.)  23 Nov. 1945 .. Apr. 1946Lt. William S. Nebe, USNR (St. Louis, Mo.)
    5.)  .. Apr. 1946 14 Jun. 1946Lt.(jg) James F. Mulvaney, USNR (Decpmm. CO) (Chicago, Ill.)
    6.)  21 Nov. 1950 - Cmdr. Carl Leonard Scherrer (Recomm. CO) (Seattle, Wash.)
    8.)  .. Mar. 1954 - 27 Apr. 1956Cmdr. Elton Levi Sumrall (Laurel, Miss.)
    9.)  27 Apr. 1956 - 10 May 1957Lcdr. George Monroe Wrocklage (USNA '44) (Hackensack, N.J.)
    10.) 10 May 1957 - 24 Oct. 1958Lcdr. Frederick John Kelley (USNA 45) (Charlestown, Mass.)
    11.) 24 Oct. 1958 12 Nov. 1959Lcdr. Ralph Leonard Volk Jr. (USNA 45) (Pittsfield, Mass.)
    12.) 12 Nov. 1959 17 Jun. 1960Lcdr. William Henry Glye (Decomm. CO) (Milwaukee, Wis.)

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information

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

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