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Barbet (MSC[O] 41)
ex-Barbet (AMS 41)

Call sign:
November - Echo - Bravo - Hotel

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • The second Barbet was laid down as YMS-45, 20 June 1941 by the Wheeler Shipbuilding Corp., Brooklyn, NY
  • Launched 20 April 1942
  • Completed 5 June 1942
  • Commissioned USS YMS-45, 8 June 1942
  • Decommissioned 5 August 1946 at New York and placed in reserve
  • Placed in service 13 January 1947 as a school ship for reservists of the 3d Naval District (New York)
  • Named Barbet, reclassified as a Motor Minesweeper, AMS-41, 19 August 1947
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists reclassification date as September 1947
  • Placed in commission in reserve 11 May 1950
  • Recommissioned 21 November 1950
  • Reclassified as a Coastal Minesweeper (Old), MSC(O)-41, 7 February 1955
  • Decommissioned 17 June 1955 at Green Cove Springs, FL
  • Struck from the Naval Register 1 November 1960 and scrapped.


  • Displacement 270 t.
  • Length 136'
  • Beam 24' 6"
  • Draft 8'
  • Speed 15 kts.
  • Complement 32
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, two 20mm mounts and two depth charge projectors
  • Propulsion: Two 880bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Barbet 71k

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

    Tommy Trampp
    Photo added 18 December 2021
    USS Barbet (MSC[O] 41)
    Barbet 74k Eric R. Johns
    Barbet 47k Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
    Barbet 67k Tommy Trampp

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG LeRoy E. Rogers, Jr., USNR8 June 1942
    02LT Charles Edward Bradford, USN21 November 1950 - 1 March 1951
    03LT T. Ellis Peak, Jr., USN1 March 1951 - 21 November 1951
    04LT R. E. Schwartz, USNR21November 1951 - 5 November 1952
    05LT Thomas Hanson Sherman, Jr., USN1953
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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