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Call sign:
Nan - Baker - Uncle - Fox

ex-Conflict (AM 85)

Adroit Class Minesweeper:

  • The first Conflict was laid down 28 January 1942 by the Commercial Iron Works, Portland, OR
  • Launched 18 April 1942
  • Commissioned USS Conflict (AM 85), 5 September 1942
  • Reclassified as a Submarine Chaser, PC-1589, 1 June 1944
  • Decommissioned 31 May 1946 at Pearl Harbor, HI
  • Struck from the Naval Register 15 June 1946
  • Transferred to the War Assets Administration for disposal 3 December 1947
  • 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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    Size Image Description Source
    No image of PC-1589 is available at this time

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Roger Wilson Luther, USNR7 September 1942
    02LT Allan David Curtis, USN5 August 1943
    03LT James Charles Freeman, USNR21 May 1944
    04LT Russell Rentfro, USNR18 August 1944 - 9 September 1945
    05LT Charles Alphonse Biondo, USNR9 September 1945
    06LTJG John B. Costello, USNR19 December 1945
    07LTJG William T. Talcott, USNR9 March 1946
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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