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Call sign:
Nan - Able - Baker - Roger

ex-Dynamic (AM 91)

Adroit Class Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 16 January 1942 by the Dravo Corp., Neville Island, Pittsburg, PA
  • Launched 26 May 1942
  • Commissioned USS Dynamic (AM 91), 15 September 1942
  • Reclassified as a Submarine Chaser, PC-1595, 1 June 1944
  • Decommissioned 19 November 1945 at Jacksonville, FL and laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet at Green Cove Springs, FL
  • Struck from the Naval Register 8 December 1945
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal 21 October 1946
  • 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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    Commanding Officers
    01LT David Donald Long, Jr., USNR15 September 1942 - 24 May 1943
    02LCDR Walter Patrick Wrenn, Jr., USNR24 May 1943 - 31 January 1944
    03LT Carl Carmichael, USNR31 January 1944
    04LT Lewis Horard Nightengale, USNR28 June 1944
    05LT Lloyd Henry Barbee, USNR9 January 1945 - 19 November 1945
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships: The first Dynamic (AM-91) was launched 26 May 1942 by Dravo Corp., Pittsburgh, Pa.; sponsored by Miss Judith A. Erwin, and commissioned 15 September 1942, Lieutenant D. D. Long, Jr., USNR, in command.

    Dynamic arrived at Norfolk 22 November and was assigned to Local Defense Force, Bermuda. She patrolled off Bermuda and escorted convoys to Norfolk and Key West. On 1 June 1944 her name was canceled and her classification changed to PC-1595.

    PC-1595 sailed from Norfolk 4 July 1944 for duty in the Mediterranean. Arriving at Bizerte, Tunisia, 23 July, she got underway 3 days later to escort LST-995 to Naples. She screened an assault convoy to Ajaccio, Corsica, from which the group sortied 14 August for the invasion of southern France. She covered the landings at Baie de Briande 18 August, then sailed on the 22d to escort convoys between Naples and Palermo. She arrived at Baie de Bon Porte 4 September for escort duty along the coast of France and Italy.

    PC-1595 arrived at Oran, Algeria, 21 May 1945, and 6 days later sailed with 11 other PC's for Charleston, S.C., arriving 13 June after calling at the Azores and Bermuda. Two days later she reported to Jacksonville, Fla., where she was decommissioned 19 November 1945 and transferred to the Maritime Commission 21 October 1946 for disposal.

    PC-1595 received one battle star for World War II service.

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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