USS Kyne
DE 744 (Cannon Class)

Contributed by: Michael McKenna (1958-60)

Builder:        Western Pipe and Steel, San Pedro, CA
Laid Down:      April 16, 1943
Launched:       August 15, 1943
Commissioned:   April 4, 1944
Decommissioned: June 14, 1946
Recommissioned: November 21, 1950
Decommissioned: June 17, 1960
Fate:           Sold for breaking up November 1, 1973

We are seeking information on the USS Kyne and her crews. Files and photos may be emailed to us and we will incorporate them into this page. When enough information has been assembled we will then build the ship her own section.

The E-mail:

Subject: USS Kyne DE 744
Date: Mon, 31 May 2004
From: Laurel Hill

Dear Mark,

First, my uncle George Graham and I thank you for this wonderful site and for your work on it. George contacted me a week ago with the site, knowing that my father, his brother, Robert Milburn Graham served on the Kyne. To that end I have an original typed history of the ship from the PIO. The last date in it is 1954 - the year I was born. I am looking for my father's DD-214 for dates of his service. I also have scads of photos on-board ship. Mostly those "young men looking brave at sea" things. I also have the map with photos of the Kyne and the travels of my father marked in ink - dates look like mostly 1944.

Would you like good copies of these rather than a scanned, emailed copy that you might not be able to read? I will snail-mail the copies to you if you will provide an address. I will also email photos from his album - many good closeup photos of crew - as I confirm they are from the Kyne. My father also served on the General Mann, during the Indo-Chinese / French War.

Again, thank you. Let me know about the copies.

Best regards,

Laurel Lorraine Graham
Casper WY

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Los Angeles, October 27, 1945:
I am the son of Frank Treadway who served on the Kyne during WWII. He has kept the attached photo of the ship's original crew all these years. I have searched the internet and not found it anywhere else. Dad wanted it shared, so I hope you can post it on youre site. Contributed by: Jeff Treadway

More Photo's:

Photo 002 Michael McKenna (second from left) and some of the crew in 1959 in Gitmo Bay Cuba getting ready to play a baseball game against the base team.

Photo 003 USS Kyne enters Havana Cuba, two weeks before Castro takes over. Contributed by: Michael McKenna (1958-60)

Photo 004 RM3 Michael McKenna

Photo 005 McKenna on a friends ship.

Photo 007 Commissioning Crew List Contributed by: Jeff Treadway

Photo 008 Officers Contributed by: Jeff Treadway

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