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USCGC Barataria (WHEC-381)
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USCGC Barataria (WAVP-381) (1949 - 1966)
USCGC Barataria (WPG-381) (1949)
USS Barataria (AVP-33) (1944 - 1948)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Bravo - Xray - Lima
NBXL
USS Barataria (AVP-33) Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Liberation Medal (1)

USCGC Barataria (WHEC-381) Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - National Defense Service Medal
Bottom Row - Vietnam Service Medal (2) - Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation (1) - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal



USS Barataria (AVP-33) was transferred to the US Coast Guard after World War II

Barnegat Class Small Seaplane Tender:
  • Laid down, 19 April 1943, at Lake Washington Shipyards, Houghton, WA.
  • Launched, 2 October 1943
  • Commissioned USS Barataria (AVP-33), 13 August 1944, CDR. Garrett S. Coleman in command
  • During World War II Barataria was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Luzon operation
    Lingayen Gulf landings, 9 to 18 January 1945

  • Following World War II USS Barataria was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    2 September to 7 December 19452 September to 7 December 1945

  • Decommissioned, 24 July 1946, at NAS Alameda, CA.
  • Loaned to the Coast Guard in September 1948
  • Commissioned USCGC Barataria (WAVP-381), 1 August 1949
  • Redesignated High Endurance Cutter (WHEC-381), 1 May 1966
  • During the Vietnam War USCGC Barataria was assigned participated in the following campaigns:
    Vietnam War Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase II
    16 May to 31 May 1967
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase III
    1 June to 12 December 1967

  • Decommissioned by the Coast Guard in August 1969
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping in September 1970
  • USS Barataria earned one battle star for her World War II service and two campaign stars for Vietnam War service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 1,766 t.(lt) 2,800 t.(fl)
    Length 311' 6"
    Beam 41' 1"
    Draft 12' 5"
    Speed 18.2 kts (trial)
    Complement
    USN
    Officers 14
    Enlisted 204
    USN Aviation Squadrons/Staff Accommodations
    Officers 59
    Enlisted 93
    USCG
    Officers 13
    Enlisted 138
    Largest Boom Capacity 10 t.
    USCG Electronics
    Fire Control Radar: one MK26-3 Director
    Sonar: 284-1
    Radars: SPS-23, SPS-29A (1964)
    Armament
    USN
    one single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mount
    one quad 40mm AA gun mount
    two twin 40mm AA gun mounts
    four twin 20mm AA gun mounts
    USCG
    one single 5"/38 cal. Mk 12, Mod 1 dual purpose gun mount
    two .50 caliber machine guns M2
    one flare mortar MK13
    one A/S rocket launcher MK10
    two torpedo tubes mounts MK32-5
    six torpedo tubes MK10-8 torpedo tubes
    MK44 torpedoes
    Fuel Capacities
    Diesel 1,955 Bbls
    Gasoline 84,340 Gals
    Propulsion
    four Fairbanks-Morse, 38D8 1/2 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 Barataria (AVP-33)
    Barataria 89k USS Barataria (AVP-33) during launching at Houghton, WA., 2 October 1943.
    US Navy National Archives photo # 19-N-54646 a US Navy photo from the Bureau of Ships Collection now in the in the US National Archives
    US Naval Historical Center
    Barataria 101k USS Barataria (AVP-33) photographed off her builder's yard at Houghton, WA., 21 August 1944. Barataria is painted in Measure 32/2Ax camouflage (light gray, ocean gray, and black).
    US National Archives photo # 19-N-74630, a US Navy photo from the Bureau of Ships Collection now in the US National Archives
    US Naval Historical Center
    Barataria 106k USS Barataria (AVP-33) photographed off her builder's yard at Houghton, WA., 21 August 1944. Barataria is painted in Measure 32/2Ax camouflage (light gray, ocean gray, and black).
    US National Archives photo # 19-N-74627, a US Navy photo from the Bureau of Ships Collection now in the US National Archives
    US Naval Historical Center
    Barataria 81k USS Barataria (AVP-33) off Puget Sound Navy Yard, 12 November 1944. Barataria is painted in Measure 32/2Ax camouflage (light gray, ocean gray, and black).
    US Navy photo # NH 96710, from the collects of the Naval Historical Center
    US Naval Historical Center
    Barataria 144k USS Barataria (AVP-33) photographed in Puget Sound, 14 November 1944. Barataria is painted in Measure 32/2Ax camouflage (light gray, ocean gray, and black).
    US Navy National Archives photo # 19-N-75801, a US Navy photo from the Bureau of Ships Collection now in the US National Archives
    US Naval Historical Center
    Barataria 174k USS (AVP-33) photographed in Puget Sound, 14 November 1944. Barataria is painted in Measure 32/2Ax camouflage (light gray, ocean gray, and black).
    US National Archives photo # 19-N-75802, a US Navy photo from the Bureau of Ships Collection now in the US National Archives
    US Naval Historical Center
    Barataria 90k USS Barataria (AVP-33) moored in 1945, location unknown..
    US Navy photo # NH 70885 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center
    US Naval Historical Center
    USCGC Barataria (WPG-381) (WAVP-381) (WHEC-381)
    Barataria 65k USCGC Barataria (WPG-381), broadside view, underway in San Francisco Bay. Photo dated 17 January 1949.
    Mare Island Naval Shipyard photo # NY9-2799-1-49 from the collections of the Office of the US Coast Guard Historian.
    Mike Green
    Barataria 118k Forward broadside view of USCGC Barataria (WPG-381) off Mare Island Navy Yard, 17 January 1949. Barataria was under repair at the yard from 17 September to 27 October 1948.
    Mare Island Naval Shipyard photo # NY9-2798-1-49 from the collections of the Office of the US Coast Guard Historian.
    Darryl Baker
    Barataria 54k Seen here during as USCGC Barataria (WAVP-381) underway, date and location unknown. Ken Laesser USCG Barataria
    Barataria 67k USCGC Barataria (WHEC-381) as she enters San Francisco Bay in January 1968 after returning from Vietnam.
    US Coast Guard photo from the collections of the Office of the US Coast Guard Historian.
    Mike Green

    USS Barataria (AVP-33)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Commanding Officers
    01CDR. Coleman, Garrett S.13 August 1944 - ?
    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
    USS Barnegat AVP-10 Class Seaplane Tenders
    Profile and Sky Views - Barnegat Class Small Seaplane Tenders -Lake Washington Shipyard, Houghton, WA.
    U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office - Barataria, 1948
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