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USCGC Ivy (WBL 329)
ex-USCGC Ivy (WAGL 329)
ex-USS Barbicon (ACM 5)



Call sign:
Nan - Baker - Tare - George

ex-USAMP Colonel George Armistead



Barricade served the US Army, Navy and Coast Guard

Chimo Class Auxiliary Minelayer:

  • Laid down in 1941 for the U.S. Army Coast Artillery Corps, Mine Planter Service as USAMP Colonel George Armistead by the Marietta Manufacturing Co., Point Pleasant, WV
  • Launched in 1942
  • Transferred to the Navy 6 January 1945 and converted to an Auxiliary Minelayer at Charleston Navy Yard
  • Commissioned USS Barbicon (ACM 5), 24 March 1945
  • Decommissioned 12 June 1946 and transferred to the Coast Guard
  • Commissioned USCGC Ivy (WAGL 329), 21 April 1947
  • Reclassified WLB-329 in 1965
  • Decommissioned 26 November 1969
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 1,300 t.
  • Length 188' 2"
  • Beam 37'
  • Draft 12' 6"
  • Speed 12.5 kts.
  • Complement 69
  • Armament: One 40mm gun mount, and four 20mm mounts
  • Propulsion: Two Combustion Engineering header type boilers, two 1,200shp Skinner Unaflow reciprocating engines, two shafts.
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    Ivy 28k Seen here as USCGC Ivy (WLB 329) U. S. Coast Guard

    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR Alexander Anderson, Jr., USN24 March 1945 - 20 October 1945
    02LT Norman Robert Burnett, USN20 October 1945 - 12 June 1946
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    View the Barbicon (ACM 5)
    DANFS History entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway Website
    View the Ivy (WLB 329)
    at the Coast Guard History Website
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen

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