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Displacement 2395 Tons (Full), Dimensions, 348' 4"(oa) x 36' 1" x 13' 2" (Max)
Armament 4 x 5"/38AA, 6 x 0.5" MG, 10 x 21" tt.(2x5).
Machinery, 50,000 SHP; Westinghouse Geared Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 35 Knots, Range 6500 NM@ 12 Knots, Crew 208.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Bethlehem Steel, Quincy. May 20 1941.
Launched January 31 1942 and commissioned May 29 1942.
Fate Sunk by Japanese Destroyer Amatsukaze off Guadalcanal November 13 1942.
175 of her crew were lost with the ship and remain on duty.

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Barton 92kBorn in Philadelphia 7 April 1853, John Kennedy Barton graduated from the Academy in 1873. He served as Engineer-in-Chief and Chief of the Bureau of Steam Engineering with the rank of Rear Admiral. He retired 23 December 1908. Rear Admiral Barton died in Philadelphia 23 December 1921. Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress.Bill Gonyo
Barton 82kArtist's conception of the Barton as she appeared in World War II by the renowned graphic illustrator John Barrett with the text written by naval author and historian Robert F. Sumrall. Their company Navy Yard Associates offers prints of most destroyers, destroyer escorts, submarines and aircraft carriers in various configurations during the ship's lifetime. The prints can be customized with ship's patches, your photograph, your bio, etc. If you decide to purchase artwork from them please indicate that you heard about their work from NavSource.Navy Yard Associates
Barton 93kUndated, location unknown.-
Barton 36kLaunching January 31 1942 at Quincy.Ron Reeves
Barton 107kUSS Barton (DD-599) In Boston Harbor, Massachusetts, on the day she was commissioned, 29 May 1942. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.Fred Weiss
Barton 102kUSS Barton (DD-599) In Boston Harbor, Massachusetts, 29 May 1942, the day she was commissioned. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.Fred Weiss
Barton 55kOctober 26 1942 taken at Santa Cruz, NARA photograph 80 G 33921.Fred Branyan
Barton 147kMap of Iron Bottom Sound indicating where ships were sunk during the Battle of Guadalcanal.Ron Reeves

USS BARTON DD-599 History
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(Located On The hazegray Web Site, This Is The Main Archive For The DANFS Online Project.)

Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

LCDR Douglas Harold Fox    May 29 1942 - Nov 13 1942

Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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