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USS Barber (APD-57)
USS Barber (DE-161) (1943 - 1944)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Quebec - Bravo - Quebec
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive-Okinawa)
Second Row - American Campaign Medal (2) - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1)
Third Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Liberation Medal
USS Barber (APD-57) was transferred to Mexico, renamed ARM Coahuila (B-07)
Buckley Class Destroyer Escort / Charles Lawrence Class High-speed Transport:
Laid down, 27 April 1943, as Barber (DE-161), a Buckley Class Destroyer Escort, at Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA.
Launched, 20 May 1943
Commissioned USS Barber (DE-161), 10 October 1943, LT. Eugene T. B. Sullivan in command
USS Barber (DE-161) was assigned primarily to convoy duty in the Atlantic and participated in the following actions;
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|Attack and sinking of U-488, 26 April 1944
||Task Group 21.15, 24 March to 11 May 1944
Converted to a Charles Lawrence Class High-speed Transport at Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA.
Redesignated (APD-57), 23 October 1944
USS Barber (APD-57) was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater, TransDiv One Hundred-Six, CAPT. F. W. Schmidt USN (20), and participated in the following campaign;
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 10 May to 30 June 1945
Following World War II USS Barber (APD-57) was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 4 October to 18 November 1945
Decommissioned, 22 March 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, 27 November 1968
Transferred to Mexico, renamed ARM Coahuila (B-07)
Renamed Vincente Guerrero (E-21) at a later date
Struck from the Mexican Naval Register in 2002
Final Disposition, fate unknown
USS Barber earned three battle stars for World War II service
Displacement 1,400 t.(lt), 2,130 t.(fl)
Length 306' ovl.
Draft 12' 7" (limiting)
Speed 23.6 kts. (trial)
Range 6,000 nautical miles at 12 kts.
Largest Boom Capacity 10 t.
Boats 4 LCVP landing craft
six 1/4 ton trucks
two 1 ton trucks
four ammunition carts
four pack howitzers
Ammunition 6,000 cu. ft.
General Cargo 3,500 cu. ft.
Gasoline 1,000 cu. ft.
one single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mount
three twin 40 mm AA gun mounts
six single 20 mm AA gun mounts
two depth charge tracks
NSFO 2,216 Bbls
Diesel 93 Bbls
two Combustion Engineering "D" Express boilers, 435psi 750°
two General Electric turbines, (turbo-electric drive)
Ship's Service Generators
two 300Kw 450V A.C.
two 40Kw 120V D.C.
two propellers, 12,000shp
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| USS Barber (APD-57)
||USS Barber (APD-57), date and location unknown.
||Hyperwar US Navy in World War II web site
| ARM Coahuila (B-07)
||Overhead view of ex-USS Barber (APD-57) underway while in the Republic of Mexico naval service as ARM Coahuila (B-07) possibly at Vancouver, B.C., date unknown.
||Photo from the Chris Howell collection (received from B. Nicol)
USS Barber (APD-57)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
|01||LT. Sullivan, Eugene Thomas Bradley||10 October 1943 - 1 February 1944||DE-161|
|02||LCDR. Shuldice, D'Arcy Virginus||1 February 1944 - 22 March 1946||DE-161 / APD-57|
|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
Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
Last Updated 14 March 2014
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