USS Canon (PG-90) underway c1971.jpg
United States
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 and type: Asheville-class gunboat
Displacement: 245 tons
Length: 164 ft 6 in
Beam: 23 ft 11 in
Draft: 5 ft 4 in
Speed: 40 kts
Complement: 24

The first USS Canon (PGM-90/PG-90) was a Asheville-class gunboat 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. One Navy Cross, 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.

Canon has been identified as pending dismantling by the 2015 US Navy 30 year Shipbuilding Plan.[3]



  1. ^ "Wisconsin Naval Ship Association". Wisconsin Naval Ship Association. Retrieved 2009-06-21.
  2. ^ Patrol Gunboat Reunion Association - USS Canon
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This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain. The entry can be found here.