Allied Warships

USS Candid (AM 154)

Minesweeper of the Admirable class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantAM 154 
Built byWillamette Iron and Steel Corp. (Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.) 
Ordered30 Dec 1941 
Laid down27 Apr 1942 
Launched14 Oct 1942 
Commissioned31 Oct 1943 
End service16 Aug 1945 

Decommissioned 16 August 1945 at Cold Bay, Alaska for transfer to the USSR on 17 August 1945 being renamed T-594.


Commands listed for USS Candid (AM 154)

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1Lt. Edwin George Bemis, USNR31 Oct 1943Aug 1944
2Lt. Charles Bradford Hinton, USNRAug 194416 Aug 1945

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Notable events involving Candid include:

11 Nov 1944
Around 1330I/11, USS Pampanito (T/Capt. F.W. Fenno, Jr., USN), USS Pipefish (T/Cdr. W.N. Deragon, USN) and USS Sea Cat (T/Cdr. R.R. McGregor, USN) and USS Searaven (T/Lt.Cdr. R. Berthrong, USN), which were to operate as a coordinated attack group, departed Saipan to proceed to their patrol area in the northern part of the South China Sea.

With them were also USS Archerfish (T/Cdr. J.F. Enright, USN) and USS Scabbardfish (T/Cdr. F.A. Gunn, USN). These two submarines parted company with the others around 1900I/12.

On leaving Saipan these six submarines were escorted by USS Candid (Lt. C.B. Hinton, USNR). (1)


  1. Patrol report of USS Searaven for her 13th war patrol

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