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USCGC Ivy (WBL 329)
ex-USCGC Ivy (WAGL 329)
ex-USS Barbicon (ACM 5)
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, 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 single 40mm gun mount, four 20mm mounts; Propulsion two Combustion Engineering header type boilers, two 1,200shp Skinner Unaflow reciprocating engines, no reduction gear, two shafts.
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