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USS Barnegat (AVP-10)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Echo - Delta - Sierra
NEDS
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Defense Service Medal (with Fleet clasp)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal


Barnegat Class Small Seaplane Tender
  • Laid down, 26 October 1939, at Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, WA.
  • Launched, 23 May 1941.
  • Commissioned USS Barnegat (AVP-10), 3 July 1941, CDR. Felix L. Baker in command
  • During World War II USS Barnegat was assigned to the Europe-African-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaign:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    North African occupation
    Algeria-Morocco landings, Mehedia, Morocco, 8 to 11 November 1942
  • Decommissioned, 17 May 1946, at Orange, TX.
  • Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Texas Group, Orange
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 23 May 1958
  • Transferred to the Maritime Administration (MARAD) for disposal
  • Merchant Service
    Sold by MARAD in 1962 to a Greek cruise ship line, renamed MV Kentavros
    Final Disposition, scrapped at Eleusis, Greece in 1986
  • USS Barnegat earned one battle star for her World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 1,766 t.(lt) 2,750 t.(fl)
    Length 311' 8"
    Beam 41' 1"
    Draft 13' 6"
    Speed 18.6 kts.
    Complement
    Officers 14
    Enlisted 201
    Aviation Squadrons
    Officers 59
    Enlisted 93
    Largest boom capacity 10 t.
    Armament
    one single 5"/38 dual purpose gun mount
    one quad 40mm AA gun mount
    two dual 40mm AA gun mounts
    four dual 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacities
    Diesel 1,955 Bbls.
    Gasoline 84,340 Gals.
    Propulsion
    two General Motors 12-288 Diesel engines
    single Fairbanks-Morse Main Reduction Gears
    Ship's Service Generators
    two Diesel-drive 100Kw 450V A.C.
    two Diesel-drive 200Kw 450V A.C.
    two propellers, 6,080shp

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    USS Barnegat (AVP-10)
    Barnegat 121k USS Barnegat (AVP-10) - June 18, 1943 Booklet of General Plans, Plate 3, Outboard Profile Sheet.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 73789.
    Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
    Barnegat 108k USS Barnegat (AVP-10) in Puget Sound, WA. in her original configuration with two 5"/38 guns forward and a large seaplane-handling crane aft, 14 October 1941. Photo from the Bureau of Ships Collection, US National Archives.
    US National Archives photo # 19-N-26457, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
    US Naval Historical Center
    Barnegat 113k USS Barnegat (AVP-10) in Puget Sound, WA. showing her original seaplane-handling facilities, including a large crane aft and a clear fantail, 14 October 1941. Photo from the Bureau of Ships Collection, US National Archives.
    US National Archives photo # 19-N-26458, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    US Naval Historical Center
    Barnegat 114k USS Barnegat (AVP-10) off Boston Navy Yard, Charlestown, MA. 1 January 1942. Note that she is wearing the Naval Aviation star insignia by her hull number, in addition to a Measure 12 (Modified) camouflage paint scheme. Photo from the Bureau of Ships Collection, US National Archives.
    US National Archives photo # 19-N-26612, a US Navy photo now in the collections of th US National Archives.
    US Naval Historical Center
    Barnegat 108k USS Barnegat (AVP-10) under way in Boston Harbor, 1 January 1942. Note the OS2U "Kingfisher" seaplane on her fantail.
    Boston Navy Yard photo 135-42, Boston National Historical Park Collection NPS Cat. No. BOSTS-10343.
    Stephen P. Carlson, Preservation Specialist, Boston NHP, Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, MA
    Barnegat 71k USS Barnegat (AVP-10) anchored at Hvalfjord, Iceland circa 29 May to 2 June 1942 after covering Russian convoys.
    Imperial War Museum Admiralty Official Collection by Parnall, C.H. (Lt), Photo No. IWM(A 9301)
    Mike Green
    Barnegat 140k USS Barnegat (AVP-10) under way off the coast of Brazil, 4 April 1944. The ship is painted in the "two-tone" Measure 22 camouflage scheme. Note the "star and bar" aircraft insignia on the bow aft of the hull number. Photographed from an aircraft of Fleet Air Wing 16.
    US National Archives photo # 80-G-361055, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    US Naval Historical Center
    Barnegat 100k USS Barnegat (AVP-10) under way off the coast of Brazil, 4 April 1944. The ship is painted in the "two-tone" Measure 22 camouflage scheme. Note the "star and bar" aircraft insignia on the bow aft of the hull number. Photographed from an aircraft of Fleet Air Wing 16.
    US National Archives photo # 80-G-361056, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
    US Naval Historical Center
    Barnegat 151k A near overhead view of USS Barnegat (AVP-10) under way off the coast of Brazil. 4 April 1944. Her original large aircraft crane has been replaced with a smaller model and a third 5"/38 mount has been added on the fantail. Photographed from an aircraft of Fleet Air Wing 16.
    US National Archives photo # 80-G-361057, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
    US Naval Historical Center
    Merchant Service
    Barnegat 139k Ex-USS Barnegat (AVP-10) rebuilt for passenger service under the Greek flag. Renamed MV Kentavros, at anchor in the Greek Isles, date unknown. Gerhard Mueller-Debus
    Barnegat 69k

    USS Barnegat (AVP-10)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01CDR. Baker, Felix Locke :RADM3 July 1941 - 5 July 1942
    02CDR. Briggs, Josephus Asa5 July 1942 - 14June 1943
    03CDR. Dietrich Jr., Henry Thornton (Beau)14 June 1943 - 2 May 1944
    04CDR. Robertson, Charles Edward2 May 1944 - 21 August 1945
    05CDR. Richards, William Leroy21 August 1945 - 17 May 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
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