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USS Barr (DE 576 / APD 39)
Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - K - V - X
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: Combat Action Ribbon - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 2 stars
Second Row: European-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal w/ 1 star - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal
Type: TE (turbine-electric drive, 3" guns)
Displacement: 1400 tons (light), 1740 tons (full)
Length: 300' (wl), 306' (oa)
Beam: 36' 9" (extreme)
Draft: 10' 6" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 2 "D" Express boilers, G.E. turbines with electric drive, 12000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 24 kts
Range: 6,000 nm @ 12 knots
Armament: 3 x 3"/50 Mk22 (1x3), 1 twin 40mm Mk1 AA, 8 x 20mm Mk 4 AA, 3 x 21" Mk15 TT (3x1), 1 Hedgehog Projector Mk10 (144 rounds), 8 Mk6 depth charge projectors, 2 Mk9 depth charge tracks
Complement: 15 / 198
Barr (DE 576) Building and Operational Data:
05 November 1943: Keel laid by by the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard Co., Hingham, Mass.
28 December 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Cora Dell Barr, Pfc. Barr's mother
15 February 1944: Commissioned at Hingham, Mass., Lcdr. Henry H. Love, USNR, in command
26 October 1944: Conversion to a Crosley Class APD completed at the Boston Navy Yard (redesignated APD 39)
12 July 1946: Decommissioned at Green Cove Springs, Fla. after 2.4 years of service
01 June 1960: Struck from the NVR
23 March 1963: Sunk as target off Vieques Island, Puerto Rico
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||USS Barr (DE-576) after being torpedoed on 29 May 1944.
(U.S. Naval Historical Center photo #NH 86683 from the
Naval History and Heritage Command)
||USS Barr (DE 576) showing damage to her stern after she was torpedoed by U-549 in the same wolfpack battle in which USS
(CVE 21) was sunk.
(Photo from "United States Destroyer Operations in World War II" by Theodore Roscoe)
||A similar picture to the above, taken from a different angle.
(Photo from the Ned J. Marrow Collection)
|Newsletter Article about
Block Island's Loss
Courtesy of Ned Marrow
|View the USS Barr (DE 576) DANFS history entry located on
the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
|Barr's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command
|1.) 15 Feb. 1944 - 02 Jul. 1944||Lcdr. Henry Harold Love, USNR (Comm. CO)
|2.) 02 Jul. 1944 - 31 Jul. 1945||Lcdr. Porter Tobias Dickie, USNR
|3.) 31 Jul. 1945 - 22 Nov. 1945||Lt. William Howard Gordon, USNR
|4.) 22 Nov. 1945 - 12 Jul. 1946||Lt. George Mason Rowan, USNR (Decomm. CO)
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
Contact Name: "Smiley" Burnette
E-mail: Smiley Burnette
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