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USS BARNEY (Torpedo Boat # 25, TB-25)
later renamed Coast Torpedo Boat # 11

CLASS - Bagley As Built.
Displacement 187 Tons.
Dimensions 167' (oa) x 17' 8" x 4' 11".
Armament 3 x 1 pdr., 3 x 18" tt.
Speed 29 Knots, Crew 29.

Operational and Building Data
Builder Bath Iron Works, Ltd., Bath, Maine.
Launched 28 July 1900.
Commissioned 21 October 1901.
Alternated between commissioned and reserve service until 11 March 1919.
Renamed Coast Torpedo Boat No. 11, 1 August 1918.
Decommissioned 11 March 1919.
Fate sold 19 July 1920.

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Barney 67kJoshua Barney was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on 6 July 1759, and died in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1 December 1818, having served with distinction in the Navy during both the Revolution and the War of 1812. In February 1776, as masterís mate of Hornet, he took part in Commodore Hopkinsís descent upon New Providence. Later he served on Wasp and was made a lieutenant for gallantry in the action between that vessel and the British brig Tender. While serving on Andrea Doria he took a prominent part in the defense of the Delaware. Lieutenant Barney was taken prisoner several times and several times exchanged. In 1779 he was again taken prisoner and was imprisoned in Hill Prison in England until his escape in 1781. In 1782 he was put in command of the Pennsylvania ship, Hyder Ally, in which he captured the British ship, General Monk, a vessel of far heavier guns than his own. He was given command of this prize and sailed for France with dispatches for Benjamin Franklin, returning with the information that peace had been declared. After the Revolution he entered the French Navy, where he was made commander of a squadron. After a successful stint as the captain of the privateer Rossie early in the War of 1812, Barney devised a plan to defend the Chesapeake Bay that the Navy Department accepted. As a captain in the US Navy, he assembled, outfitted, and manned a flotilla of barges that served to delay but not deter the British forces from attacking Washington. After scuttling his vessels to prevent their capture, Barney and his flotillamen made a valiant but doomed attempt to repulse the British at Bladensburg, Maryland, on 24 August 1814. For his gallant conduct in the defense of the capital, he received a sword from the city of Philadelphia and the thanks of the legislature of Georgia. The wounds received in the battle of Bladensburg may have contributed to his death in Pittsburgh in 1818, which occurred while on his way to Kentucky where he planned to retire. His body is buried in Pittsburg's Allegheny Cemetery. Digital ID: cph 3a04337, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.Bill Gonyo
Barney 43kUndated, location unknown. Photo from Jane's Fighting Ships 1914.Robert Hurst
Barney 65kPhoto #: NH 100042. Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia. Torpedo boats of the Atlantic Fleet Reserve Torpedo Flotilla at the Norfolk Navy Yard, circa 1907. Most of these craft are partially dismantled. The two boats in the front right and the one in the front left (listed in no particular order) are: USS Bagley (TB-24), USS Barney (TB-25) and USS Biddle (TB-26). The two larger boats between them, in the foreground are (left to right): USS DuPont (TB-7) and USS Porter (TB- 6). The three boats in the back row are (left to right): One of the three Torpedo Boat # 3 class (Foote, Rodgers or Winslow), USS Cushing (TB-1) and either USS Gwin (TB-16) or USS Talbot (TB-15). The receiving ship USS Franklin (1867-1915) and a two-masted schooner are in the distance. Courtesy of R.D. Jeska, 1984. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.NHC
Barney 70kUSS Barney (TB-25) off Camden, New Jersey in 1908. Photo from "Conway's All The World's Fighting Ships 1860-1905" and NHC photo 66927.Robert Hurst/Terry Miller, Executive Director, Tin Can Sailors Inc.
Barney 185kPhoto of the USS Craven (TB-10, Biddle (TB-26) and Barney (TB-25) washed ashore at Charleston Navy Yard by a hurricane on August 28 1911.Darryl Baker

USS Barney TB-25 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

ENS Clarence Arthur Abele    Oct 21 1901 - ?
LT Gregory Caldwell Davison    May 24 1902 - ?
LTJG Frank Robert Berg    ? 1915 - ?

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