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USS Bryce Canyon is a Shenandoah-class destroyer tender laid down on July 7, 1945 and launched on March 7, 1946. It was commissioned on September 15, 1950 under Capt. M. R. Gerin’s with the hull number AD-36 and served in the US Navy for 31 years until it was decommissioned on June 30, 1981. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 859 people onboard and had the main missions in Panama Canal, San Diego, Yokosuka, Sasebo, Pearl Harbor, Nagoya, Kobe, Subic Bay or Long Beach. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on June 30, 1981. For the services brought to the country during the Korean World, USS Bryce Canyon received one battle star.