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USS Conflict (AM 85)

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Name  USS Conflict
Decommissioned  31 May 1946
Length  53 m
Commissioned  7 September 1942
Launched  18 April 1942
Builder  Commercial Iron Works
Renamed  USS PC-1589, 1 June 1944
Honours and awards  2 battle stars (World War II)
Fate  Transferred to War Assets Administration, 3 December 1947

USS Conflict (AM-85) was an Adroit-class minesweeper of the United States Navy. The ship was launched on 18 April 1942 by Commercial Iron Works, Portland, Oregon; and commissioned 7 September 1942, Lieutenant R. W. Luther, USNR, in command.

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World War II Pacific Theatre Operations

Clearing Seattle, Washington, 7 December 1942, Conflict called at San Francisco, California, and Pearl Harbor before arriving at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, 29 January 1943. From this base she sailed on antisubmarine patrols in the Solomons and escorted convoys throughout the Solomons and the Florida Islands until 2 July 1945.

Converted to Submarine Chaser PC-1589

On 1 June 1944 her name was canceled and her classification changed to PC-1589.

Arriving at Noumea, New Caledonia 4 July 1945 PC-1589 visited Auckland, New Zealand, from 10 July to 21 July, then escorted U.S. Navy crash boats to the Ellice, Wallis, Fiji, and New Hebrides Islands. After the end of the war she remained in New Caledonia serving as pilot ship until 7 March 1946 when she got underway for an overhaul at Pago Pago, Samoa, sailing on to arrive in Pearl Harbor 1 May.

Post-War Deactivation

She decommissioned 31 May 1946, and transferred to the War Assets Administration for disposal 3 December 1947.

Awards

PC-1589 received two battle stars for World War II service.

References

USS Conflict (AM-85) Wikipedia


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