USS PC-1594 Sailor's Censored Mail December 27, 1944 - Patrol Duty Mediterranean

USS PC-1594 Sailor's Censored Mail December 27, 1944 - Patrol Duty Mediterranean

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USS PC-1594 Sailor's Censored Mail December 27, 1944 - Patrol Duty Mediterranean

USS Direct (AM-90) was an Adroit-class minesweeper of the United States Navy. It was laid down on 26 December 1941 by the Dravo Corporation, Neville Island, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, launched on 25 April 1942, and commissioned on 31 August 1942. The ship started conversion to a submarine chaser on 16 May 1944 at Norfolk, Virginia, and was reclassified PC-1594 on 1 June 1944.

The Direct arrived at Bermuda on 30 December 1942 for anti-submarine patrol and escort duty until arriving at New York on 24 April 1944. On 15 May she began conversion to a submarine chaser patrol vessel at Norfolk, Virginia, and on 1 June 1944 her name was canceled and she was reclassified PC-1594.

The PC-1594 sailed from Norfolk, Virginia on 13 June 1944 for training off Bermuda. On 6 July she rendezvoused with a convoy bound for Bizerte, Tunisia, arriving on the 23rd. A week later she departed for Naples, arriving 2 August for anti-submarine patrol and escort duty. She took part in the invasion of southern France on 15 August and continued to serve on convoy and patrol duty in the Mediterranean from Palermo, Bizerte, and Oran until 27 May 1945 when she sailed for the United States.