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Brisk means full of life, keenly alive, or alert.

(PG-89: dp. 900; 1. 205'; b. 33'; dr. 14'7"; s. 16.5 k.;
cpl. 90; a. 2 3";cl. Action)

Brisk (PG-89) was launched 15 June 1942 as the Canadian corvette Flam by Kingston Shipbuilding Co., Kingston, Ontario, Canada; acquired by the United States Navy 5 December 1942; and commissioned as Brisk 6 December 1942, Lieutenant N. B. Denel, USNR, in command.

The ship got underway from Quebec 8 January 1943 and upon arrival at Boston, underwent overhaul and training exercises until 8 March when she steamed to Staten Island, N. Y.

During April 1943-June 1945 Brisk escorted coastwise convoys between New York and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. She arrived at Norfolk in June 1945 and commenced her pre-activation overhaul. She then sailed to Charleston, S. C., where she was placed out of commission in reserve 9 October 1945. Brisk was transferred to the Maritime Commission 18 October 1946.