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DE-576 / APD-39 Barr
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive, 29MAY44) - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (3-stars) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
Purple Hearts (29MAY44, 4-KIA, 12-MIA, 14-WIA)
Charles Lawrence Class High-speed Transport:
Laid down, 4 November 1943, as a Buckley Class Destroyer Escort at Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Hingham, MA.
Launched, 28 December 1943
Commissioned USS Barr (DE-576), 16 February 1944, LCDR H. H. Love, USNR, in command.
Converted at Boston Navy Yard to a Charles Lawrence High-speed Transport redesignated (APD-39), 23 October 1944
Decommissioned, 12 July 1946, at Green Cove Springs, FL.
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group, Green Cove Springs
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 June 1960
Final Disposition, sunk as a target off Puerto Rico, 23 March 1963
Barr received three battle stars for her World War II service
Displacement 1,400 t.
Length 306' (ovl)
Beam 36' 10"
Draft 13' 6" (max)
Speed 24 kt.
Range 6,000 nautical miles at 12 kts.
Troop Accommodations 162
Boats 4 LCVP landing craft
Armament 1 5"/38 dual purpose gun mount, 3 twin 40mm gun mounts, 8 single 20mm gun mounts, 2 depth charge tracks
Propulsion 2 GE Turbines, (turbo-electric drive), 2 boilers, 2 shafts, 12,000 Shaft horsepower
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||Barr (APD-39) underway, 31 October 1944, place unknown.
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View the Barr (APD-39)
DANFS history Entry located at the Haze Gray and Underway web site.
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Fleet Reserve Association
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
NavSource DE Pages, USS Barr (DE-576)
Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
Last Updated 9 September 2005
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