USS Daring (AM-87)
|Builder:||Commercial Iron Works, Portland, Oregon|
|Laid down:||12 March 1942|
|Launched:||23 May 1942|
|Commissioned:||10 October 1942|
|Renamed:||USS PC-1591, 1 June 1944|
|Decommissioned:||22 January 1946|
|1 battle star (World War II)|
|Fate:||Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 18 March 1948|
|Class and type:||Adroit-class minesweeper|
|Displacement:||275 long tons (279 t)|
|Length:||173 ft 8 in (52.93 m)|
|Beam:||23 ft (7.0 m)|
|Draft:||11 ft 7 in (3.53 m)|
|Speed:||17 knots (31 km/h)|
Laid down on 12 March 1942 by the Commercial Iron Works of Portland, Oregon, the ship was launched on 23 May 1942, and commissioned on 10 October 1942. Daring was reclassified as a PC-461 class submarine chaser, PC-1591, on 1 June 1944.
World War II Pacific Theatre Operations
Sailing from San Francisco, California, 2 February 1943, Daring arrived at Pearl Harbor 12 February for service as local escort and school ship, and sweeping mines until 5 March when she was underway for Noumea. From 24 March 1943 until 25 November 1944 Daring remained in the southwest Pacific on inter-island escort duty and antisubmarine patrol, taking part in the invasion of the Treasury Islands on 6 November 1943. She was reclassified as the submarine chaser PC-1591 and her name cancelled 1 June 1944.
As a submarine chaser
Arriving at Ulithi on 9 December 1944, PC-1591 escorted convoys to Guam, Saipan, Leyte, and the Palaus until 7 March 1945. She screened Pathfinder (AGS-1) on a survey of Casiguran Bay, Luzon between 10 March and 5 April, then put into Saipan 14 April. From 13 May to 24 August she escorted convoys between Saipan and Iwo Jima, and on 13 October cleared Saipan for the west coast, arriving at San Francisco, California, 13 November.
- Photo gallery of USS Daring at NavSource Naval History