USS Canon

For ships with a similar name, see USS Cannon (DE-99).
Career (USA)
Name: USS Canon (PG-90)
Builder: Tacoma Boatbuilding Company
Laid down: 28 June 1966
Launched: 10 June 1967
Commissioned: 28 July 1968
Decommissioned: 31 January 1977
Struck: 9 October 1984
Fate: on donation hold
General characteristics
Class & type:
Displacement: 245 tons
Length: 164 ft 6 in
Beam: 23 ft 11 in
Draft: 5 ft 4 in
Speed: 40 kts
Complement: 24
Armament: one 3 inch, one 40mm gun mount, two twin .50 cal. machine guns

The first USS Canon (PGM-90/PG-90) was a in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. She is currently on donation hold.[1]

Canon was laid down by the Tacoma Boatbuilding Company, Tacoma, Washington on 28 June 1966, and commissioned 24 June 1967.

Canon served off the coast of Vietnam as part of Operation Market Time. In one operation the ship took 8 rocket hits and 14 crew members wounded. Three Silver Stars and five Bronze Stars were awarded to members of the crew.[2]

Canon was decommissioned on 31 January 1977.

She is currently on donation hold, and is berthed at the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility in Philadelphia, PA, while a group in Wisconsin works to bring her to Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

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