From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships


Strife or battle, especially a prolonged struggle.


AM - 85: dp. 295 l. 173'8" b. 23' dr. 11'7" s. 17 k. cpl. 65 a. 1 x 3" cl. Adroit

The first Conflict (AM-85) was launched 18 April 1942 by Commereial Iron Works, Portland, Oreg.; and commissioned 7 September 1942, Lieutenant R. W. Luther, USNR, in command.

Clearing Seattle 7 December 1942, Conflict called at San Francisco 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. 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 to 21 July, then escorted 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. She decommissioned 31 May 1946, and transferred to the War Assets Administration for disposal 3 December 1947.

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

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Date: 17 Oct 1998