USS Canon (PG-90)
|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|
|Class and type:||Asheville-class gunboat|
|Length:||164 ft 6 in|
|Beam:||23 ft 11 in|
|Draft:||5 ft 4 in|
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. One Navy Cross, three Silver Stars and five Bronze Stars were awarded to members of the crew.
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.
Canon has been identified as pending dismantling by the 2015 US Navy 30 year Shipbuilding Plan.
- Meritorious Unit Commendation
- Navy "E" Ribbon
- National Defense Service Medal
- Vietnam Service Medal with 3 campaign stars
- Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross
- "Wisconsin Naval Ship Association". Wisconsin Naval Ship Association. Retrieved 2009-06-21.
- Patrol Gunboat Reunion Association - USS Canon
|United States Navy|
|Environmental Protection Agency|
|Colombian National Navy|
|Turkish Naval Forces|
|Republic of Korea Navy|