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Call sign:
Nan - Baker - Sugar - Charlie

ex-Advent (AM 83)

Adroit Class Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 18 August 1941 by the Commercial Iron Works, Portland, OR
  • Launched 12 March 1942
  • Commissioned USS Advent (AM 83), 15 August 1942
  • Reclassified as a Submarine Chaser, PC-1587, 1 June 1944
  • Decommissioned 12 January 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register 25 February 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal 18 March 1948
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 295 t.
  • Length 173' 8"
  • Beam 23'
  • Draft 6' 6"
  • Speed 16 kts.
  • Complement 65
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, one 40mm mount and two depth charge projectors
  • Propulsion: Two 900hp Cooper Bessemer GNB8 diesel engines, Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    No image of PC-1587 is available at this time

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Kenneth Albert Tuttle, USN19 August 1942 - 15 April 1943
    02LT John Charles Sellers, USN15 April 1943 - 24 May 1943
    03LT Francis George Moore, USN24 May 1943 - 16 October 1943
    04LT Franklyn Samuel Wooster, USN16 October 1943 - 31 May 1944
    05LT Gardner C. West, USNR1 December 1944
    06LT D. N. Perrine, USNR1945 - 22 January 1946
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and Joe Radigan

    View the PC-1587
    DANFS History entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway Website
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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