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PC-1588 call sign:
Nan - Baker - Tare - Baker

ex-Annoy (AM 84)

Adroit Class Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 30 December 1941 by the Commercial Iron Works, Portland, OR
  • Launched 6 April 1942
  • Commissioned USS Annoy (AM 84), 2 September 1942
  • Reclassified as a Submarine Chaser, PC-1588, 1 June 1944
  • Decommissioned 8 February 1946 at Richmond, CA
  • Struck from the Naval Register 12 March 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal 6 May 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, five 20mm mounts, two depth charge tracks and two depth charge projectors
  • Propulsion: Two 900hp Cooper Bessemer GNB8 diesel engines, Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Annoy 47k Underway on trials, 28 August 1942, displaying a large identification number and the pre-war mine force insignia
    U.S. Navy Bureau of Ships Photograph from the National Archives
    Robert Hurst

    Commanding Officers
    01LT John Albert Parrish, USN2 September 1942
    02LT Donald William Diets, USN11 July 1943 - 1 April 1944
    03LT Rudolph Martin Brunner, USN1 April 1944
    04LT B. J. Hiner, USNR1945
    05LT Charles Louis Wall, USN10 July 1945 - 8 February 1946
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and Joe Radigan

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    DANFS History entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway Website
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    Association of Minemen
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