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Dynamic I (AM-91)

(AM-91: dp. 295; l. 173'8"; b. 23'; dr. 11'7"; s. 17 k.; cpl. 65; a. 1 3"; cl. Adroit)

Energetic; forceful.


The first Dynamic (AM-91) was launched 26 May 1942 by Dravo Corp., Pittsburgh, Pa.; sponsored by Mrs. P. M. O'Laughlin; 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.

Published: Tue Jul 07 10:18:37 EDT 2015