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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Baker - Zebra - Peter

ex-Direct (AM 90)

Adroit Class Minesweeper:

  • The first Direct was laid down 26 December 1941 by the Dravo Corp., Neville Island, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Launched 25 April 1942
  • Commissioned USS Direct (AM 90), 31 August 1942
  • Started conversion to a Submarine Chaser 16 May 1944 at Norfolk, VA
  • Reclassified PC-1594, 1 June 1944
  • Decommissioned 9 November 1945 at Jacksonville, FL
  • Struck from the Naval Register 28 November 1945
  • Transferred to the Maritime Administration for disposal 29 July 1946
  • PC-1594 received one battle star for World War II service
  • Acquired in 1946 by the Mechanical Equipment Co. of New Orleans, LA and named Allmac
  • Acquired in 1947 by Harry F. Allsman of Harvey, LA
  • Acquired in 1948 by J. Ray McDermott and Co.
  • Scrapped in 1950.


  • 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
    PC-1594 33k Hyperwar U.S. Navy in WWII
    PC-1594 81k Off the Norfolk Navy Yard, Virginia, on 4 June 1944
    U.S. Navy photos NH 96493 and NH 96494
    Naval Historical Center
    PC-1594 123k

    Commanding Officers
    01LT William Thomas Denton, USNR31 August 1942 - 31 May 1943
    02LT Harold Irving Pratt, USNR31 May 1943 - 10 November 1943
    03LT George Andrew Tredick, Jr., USNR10 November 1943 - December 1944
    04LT William L. Pritchard, USNRDecember 1944 - September 1945
    05LT Sidney W. Belote, Jr., USNRSeptember 1945 - 9 November 1945
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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    DANFS history entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway website
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