From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships


Frank or straight forward.

(AM-154: dp. 945; 1. 184'6''; b. 33'; dr. 9'9"; s. 14 k.; cpl. 104; a. 1 3''; cl. Admirable)

Candid (AM-154) was launched 14 October 1942 by Willamette Iron and Steel Corp., Portland, Oreg.; and commissioned 31 October 1943, Lieutenant E. G. Bemis, USNR, in command.

Candid sailed from San Francisco 28 February 1944 for duty in Alaskan waters. Called upon to escort convoys and conduct patrols as well as to sweep for mines she sailed through stormy waters to fog-bound Aleutian ports, supporting Army units on the isolated islands and backing up naval attacks on the Kurile Islands of northern Japan. She returned to San Francisco 18 August, and 2 weeks later got underway for the Marshall Islands for operations there and in the Marianas providing essential local escort services as the consolidation of these islands and their development as bases for naval and air strikes against the Japanese continued. On 16 April 1945, she cleared for Seattle and an overhaul, after which she sailed to Cold Bay, Alaska, to train Russian seamen. Candid was decommissioned 16 August 1946 and transferred to the U.S.S.R. under lendlease the next day. She was reclassified MSF-154 on 7 February 1955. [Transcriber's Note: Candid served in the Soviet Navy as T-594 and was allegedly scrapped in the U.S.S.R. in 1956.]