USS George K. MacKenzie
DD 836 (Gearing class)

 Courtesy of NavSource
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Builder:         Bath Iron Works, Bath ME
Laid Down:  	 December 21, 1944
Launched:        May 13, 1945
Commissioned:  	 July 13, 1945
Decommissioned:  ?
Fate:            Sunk as target off California 
                 October 15, 1976

We are seeking information on the USS George K. MacKenzie and her crews. Files and photos may be E-mailed to us and we will incorporate them into these pages.


The E-Mail:

William K Mitchell, 1965 12/12/07:

Hi. I'm the brother of William K Mitchell, USN, DD836 George MacKenzie. He was on the Mac: 1965-66. He had three stripes (Seaman) and was on the deck crew. He was a computer programmer, and died October 8, 2005 in Placerville, CA from hepatitis C. The pic above is of him in Yokosuka, Japan, 1965 at age 20.

If you put him in your log, I'd sure appreciate a note back and a link, so I can give it to his kids, who I'm sure would like to see it there.

Thanks in advance,

Paul Mitchell






11/29/06:

HELLO,

MY NAME IS JAMES L. TURCKES I SERVED ON THE GEORGE K. MACKENZIE DD 836 FROM 1970 TO 1971 WHILE SHE WAS HOME PORTED IN JAPAN. I LEFT HER IN LONG BEACH CALIF. WHILE SHE WAS IN DRY DOCK IN LONG BEACH, CALIF. IN APRIL 1971.

Many Thanks to NavSource



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