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Effective

 

Capable, competent; ready for service or action.

 

(AM-92: dp. 295; l. 173'8"; b. 23'; dr. 11'7"; s. 17 k.; cpl. 65; a. 1 3"; cl. Adroit)

 

Effective (AM-92) was launched 13 June 1942 by Dravo Corp., Pittsburgh, Pa.; sponsored by Mrs. B. H. Rhoads; and commissioned 1 October 1942, Lieutenant Commander A. A. Campbell, USNR, in command. She was reclassified PC-1596, 1 June 1944.

 

Effective sailed from New Orleans 11 November 1942, and called at Key West and Charleston before arriving at Norfolk 8 January 1943. After intensive training, she arrived in Bermuda in February. She remained there on patrol and local escort, with occasional escort voyages to ports on the east coast, until 7 July 1944. Sailing from Bermuda she rendezvoused with a convoy bound for the Mediterranean.

 

On 15 August 1944 PC-1596 saw action in the invasion of southern France. She continued to support the operation by escorting convoys among various Mediterranean ports, training and patrol. She departed Oran 27 May 1945 for the east coast and arrived at Jacksonville, Fla., in June. She was decommissioned 9 November 1945, and was transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal 30 July 1946.

 

PC-1596 received one battle star for World War II service.