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Barbet (AMc 38)



Call sign:
Nan - Able - Queen - Sugar

Accentor Class Coastal Minesweeper:

  • The first Barbet was laid down 31 January 1941 by W. A. Robinson, Inc., Ipswich, MA
  • Launched 24 July 1941
  • Commissioned USS Barbet (AMc 38), 29 September 1941
  • Decommissioned and placed in service 16 May 1942
  • Struck from the Naval Register 26 February 1946
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration 13 August 1947 and sold to the Nassau Fertilizer and Oil Company of Fernandina, FL
  • Converted to a menhaden fisherman and retained the name Barbet
  • Registered in 1948 to John A. Rogala of Center Mariches, NY as the fishing boat Barbet
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 221 t.
    1948 - 146 t.
  • Length 97' 6"
    1948 - 91.2'
  • Beam 22' 6"
    1948 - 21.5'
  • Draft 8' 11"
    1948 - 9.5'
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 17
    1948 - Five
  • Armament: Two .50 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion: One 400bhp Cooper Bessemer G. N.-8-STB diesel engine, one shaft.
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    Barbet 71k
    Namesake:

    Barbet - Any of a number of tropical songbirds exhibiting a stout bill set with bristles

    Tommy Trampp
    Barbet 219k Naval History and Heritage Command photo L45-19.04.01 Mike Green

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